News12 February 2018Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
May the best ideas win! Final-stage applicants to the EIC SME Instrument Phase II pitch their ideas
With the main goal of finding the best innovators in Europe and investing in their future success, evaluations for the first SME Instrument cut-off under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot started today.
This is the first time that applicants in the final stage will pitch their ideas to a jury of 15% business angels, 20% entrepreneurs, 20% venture capitalists, experts from larger corporates, innovation hubs and accelerators, the majority of which are women - who will evaluate the solidity of their innovation plan.
The interviews will last for no longer than 30 minutes, and will include:
20 minutes of questions from the jury on the company, the team, the technological feasibility, the projected results and the potential to expand and create new markets