Microalgae: the future is green innovationMicroalgae gives us - through photosynthesis - the oxygen we need to breathe. But they also have plenty of other benefits: they are a source of proteins, lipids, pigments, vitamins and carbohydrates with a wide range of product applications. European Innovaton Council pilot's SME Instrument-funded company, AlgaEnergy, is exploring microalgae’s wide potential. The company is collaborating with many industrial partners already. This year, the AlgaEnergy signed a commercial agreement with a fertilizer leader in Spain, to combine efforts on its products and other agricultural bio stimulants. The company also recently opened a subsidiary in Japan.
Join the EIC Community Platform now!With our recently launched platform we want to create a virtual meeting-place where companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot can connect, share their experiences, find investors and leverage potential businesses partnerships. In this article we take you through all the steps to understand how the platform works!
Meet your next business partner online: introducing EIC CommunityThe ever-growing digital EIC Community can now meet online. Companies funded by the European Innovation Council’s pilot — namely, Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, Fast track to innovation, FET Open and Horizon Prizes programmes — will now be able to make new connections, share ideas and meet potential partners and investors in a brand new dedicated digital space.
5 tips to make the most of your EIC Innovators’ SummitThe EIC Innovators’ Summit is kicking off in less than a week. With the wealth of business opportunities, workshops, networking events and learning resources available, organising yourself may become overwhelming. To make it easier, we’ve prepared a checklist to help you make the most out of your event!
Find your next corporate partner at the EIC Innovators' Summit 2018The European Innovation Council pilot will be hosting more than 600 top small and medium-sized enterprises, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the EIC Innovators' Summit, to be held in Berlin, Germany. The event will also attract more than 200 investors and corporate representatives. Here's a list of corporates you can't miss.
Five reasons to attend the EIC Innovators’ Summit 2018Are you looking for investors to help you grow your company? Are you interested in acquiring new skills and expanding your network? The EIC Investors' Summit will gather over 1000 small and big players in the innovation field on 10-11 September, in Berlin, Germany. Here are five reasons why you should attend.
Joining EIC Innovators' Summit? Hop on a Berlin Hot Pot Tour!Berlin is one of Europe's most exciting innovation hubs with its international innovation ecosystem and vibrant start-up scene. The EIC Innovators' Summit gives tribute to its host Berlin's innovativeness by proposing you four different Tours to get to know the local start-ups, it's internationally-minded investors and accelerators, it's most renowned tech universities and innovation centers.
EIC Fast Track to Innovation to invest €34 million in 14 innovative projects to help them enter the market fasterThe European Commission will support 14 top-class projects to bring their innovations faster onto the market under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Each project will receive around €2 million from the Fast Track to Innovation strand of the EIC pilot. The 14 projects involve 59 partners, including small and medium-sized companies, industrial partners, universities and non-profit organisations, from 18 countries. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, the projects will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities.
EIC Academy hands-on workshops help you scale-up your businessDid you know the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s SME Instrument is joining forces with leading business minds for an exclusive series of workshops to help you grow your company? Have a look at our SME Instrument Academy Workshops.
Why attending the EIC Innovators’ Summit is a good investmentThe EIC Innovators’ Summit will be held in Berlin, Germany, on 10 and 11 September. Focusing on growth, innovation and networking, the summit is designed to deliver value for Europe’s next generation of business leaders.