Coaching under the EIC

The right business development coaching can be the key to your growth. Coaches under the European Innovation Council (EIC) help you start up and and grow your business. They let you improve your leadership and let you save time and money avoiding rookie mistakes. 

Coaching services

EIC-funded beneficiaries receive up to twelve days of coaching at EIC Accelerator, Pathfinder and Fast Track to Innovation. The coaching is tailor made and will match your specific industry and market context. Your individual business development priorities are leading, whether you are just coming from the research laboratory or you are a versed entrepreneur. The coach will challenge your assumptions and will let you consider new options in a learning-and-solving manner. 

Based on this philosophy three distinct coaching services are available:

•    Business development: focused on the identification, analysis and evaluation of business opportunities, including Value Proposition and Business Model development, industry and market analysis, strategic partnerships and marketing;
•    Organisation development: mobilizing your resources on entrepreneurship, leadership and team building to recruiting, organisation building, manufacturing management and distribution channels;
•    Financial development: to support you with investment readiness and financial planning, including revenue/cost structure and cash flow management.

Getting a coach

An account manager from the Enterprise Europe Network in your region will meet with you to establish your coaching priorities. S/he then provides a choice of matching coaches and you may select one or two from them. The European Commission pays for this independent expertise, next to your grant. 
Coaches are also fully part of the EIC Community Platform.

Become a coach

We are always looking for experienced coaches to join the team. 

The role of the business coaches is to provide business development coaching and leadership and financial development support to EIC beneficiaries.

Please read carefully the following information before applying:

EIC Business Coaching: How it works

Applying to be a coach: call for expression of interest

Administrative steps for contracting and payment


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