ePitching on eHealth: EIC innovators and EBAN investors join forces in the eHealth revolutionOn 29 April 2020 the 5th edition of the EIC/EBAN ePitching with Investors took place, this time around the topic of eHealth. Five SMEs pitched their innovation to the seven EBAN jury-members. Bambi Medical, Brain Patch, Carmel Diagnostics, Miiskin and MJN were the 5 EIC companies selected to participate at the Scale-up of the month.
EIC Community Talk: the ins and outs of Corporate DaysOn 28 April, the European Innovation Council hosted their very first EIC Community Talk. In this ‘Ask me anything’ session, 16 EIC-funded SMEs had the chance to interact and receive advice on EIC Corporate Days from two former participants.
Smart Separations steals show with its COVID-19 solution at EIC ePitchingOn 15 April 2020 seven EIC-backed innovators shone with their COVID-19 solutions in front of investors during a dedicated European Innovation Council (EIC) ePitching session. The pitching session saw an overwhelming amount of innovative solutions being proposed in the EIC Community but only the seven best made the cut and Smart Separations stole the thunder with its COVID-blocking microfilter. Here's how it happened.
EIC Investor Day with Bpifrance: Digital dive into deep techThe European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Bpifrance – EuroQuity organised the first EIC Investor Day of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the physical event was rendered into an all-digital event with separate ePitching-sessions.
EIC Innovation Procurers Day: Pitching to procurers from the Pharma industryFor the first time the European Innovation Council organised an Innovation Procurers Day, together with the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) and its members. During this day nine EIC-backed innovators had the exclusive chance to pitch to innovative procurers from the Pharma industry. The event took place in Dresden, Germany on 4 March 2020 as part of the 5th Pharma Supply Chain Congress (3-5 March 2020).
Innovation at the service of the EU Green DealThe European Innovation Council Accelerator pilot supports innovation that creates the markets of tomorrow and therefore has its part to play in bringing the European Green Deal to life. Here’s how the EIC supports innovators that deliver a climate-neutral circular economy on the ground, in a few numbers.
EIC Corporate Day with AB InBev: Something big is brewingOn 19-20 February 2020, companies supported under the European Innovation Council (EIC) had the opportunity to accelerate their business collaborating with AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer and one of Europe’s biggest food and drinks companies. AB InBev opened its doors to 32 SMEs to pitch and present their business cases at the group’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC) in its home city of Leuven, Belgium.
EIC-funded Blue Ocean Robotics raises $12 millionUnlike most companies in the robotics market, Blue Ocean Robotics focuses on more than one product, with a range of solutions for industries such as healthcare, hospitality, construction and agriculture. In 2019, the value of the Danish company doubled, new acquisitions were introduced in their portfolio and, during the last two months of the year, Blue Ocean has hired nearly one new employee every day. The new funding round will support ongoing growth.
Brexit: implications for the EIC AcceleratorAs of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. Under the Withdrawal Agreement, projects located in the United Kingdom are only eligible for financial operations if those operations were approved before the Agreement's date of entry into force.
EBAN/EIC Cybersecurity e-pitching: intigriti and CardLab ‘secure’ top spot in first e-pitching of 2020The first e-pitching session of 2020 featured four excellent SMEs backed by the European Innovation Council. The innovators pitched their business ideas and next investment rounds on cybersecurity to representatives from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).