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Look out for the special edition of our newsletter!

The next edition will be entirely dedicated to launch of the full European Innovation Council. In your mailboxes in March!

35 projects awarded €3.5 million to bring innovations closer to market

In the last Innovation Launchpad call, the European Innovation Council Pathfinder Pilot has selected 35 innovative projects aiming to contribute to strengthening European competitiveness and stimulate an open mind-set towards innovation and exploitation.

Equity funding in the EU: New report sheds light on shortcomings in the EU finance landscape

The findings of the independent expert report constitute an essential contribution to understand the relationship of EU support with the European venture capitalist ecosystem and more.

2020 EIC Pathfinder Pilot Programme wrap-up: Making the leap from lab to business

Last year, the EIC Community opened its doors to a high number of researchers and CEOs of early stage companies with projects funded under the EIC Pathfinder Programme. Check out the 2020 wrap up!

2020 EIC Innovation Procurement Programme wrap-up: Leave your mark to go to market

In 2020, the EIC decided to shake up the procurement market competition with a new array of events and acceleration services for its beneficiaries. When COVID-19 hit the world and the pandemic was creating high market tensions and supply shock, the Business Acceleration Services doubled down their efforts to build new bridges between procurers and startups.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - focus on EIC Pathfinder researchers

We have asked some of our innovators to share their thoughts and motivational messages to all women and girls thinking about, or already pursuing careers in research and STEM disciplines.

Open call for enterprises in the sheet metal forming sector

The call is open until 31 March and offers up to €140,000 of financing to SMEs and companies.

Breakthrough ideas
EXPERIENCE: Transmission of senses into the virtual reality of the future

The EXPERIENCE project wants to extend the scope of distant social interactions by empowering them with a complex virtual-reality experience.

DIGIPREDICT develops digital-twin technology improving diagnostics methods for COVID-19

DIGIPREDICT focuses its attention on viral infections effects in patients of COVID-19, which still remain far from being sufficiently explored.

The story behind Genes’Ink

The French start-up offers a range of innovative conductive inks for consumer electronics market, with potential applications in various fields and industries. Meet its CEO, Corinne Versini.

EIC-funded company Runecast offered free analytics tool for hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak

In response to the pandemic, the EIC-funded company Runecast decided to help hospitals and provide full free licenses of Runecast Analyser for six months.

News from EIC Community
The EIC Greenhouse Gas Programme Survey

The EIC is gearing up to launch the EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Programme, a new initiative that will offer EIC-beneficiaries more green business opportunities. To tailor the programme to your needs, we would like your input to make it the best we can. Fill in the survey!

2020 EIC Corporate Programme wrap-up: The matchmaking just one click away

This wrap-up reviews the events, the pitches and corporate partnerships closed in the online sphere thanks to EIC Business Acceleration Services.

Meet 5 EIC EdTech start-ups improving the classroom experience

The EIC Community gathered 5 EIC EdTech innovations shaping the school’s future. From robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality, many technological advances are entering students’ lives and strengthening education thanks to innovation.

Five projects join forces to develop an Environmental Intelligence system

Five EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive projects have signed the collaboration agreement. Its main aim is to deliver a blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence.

EIC Corporate Day with LafargeHolcim: Accelerating green construction

14 EIC-beneficiaries and LafargeHolcim joined us for the first EIC Corporate Day of 2021. They had the opportunity to pitch their innovations and explore business opportunities with the Swiss multinational and global leader in building materials and solutions.

EIC ePitching with Investors on Manufacturing

Seven EIC-funded SMEs, all working on innovations related to manufacturing, got the chance to go head-to-head and impress the investor jury, consisting out of representatives from Iris Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Basinghall Partners, Caixa Capital Risc, BTOV and Presto Venture.

Upcoming events
EIC projects at EU Industry Days 2021

Join EU Industry Days 2021 – you will be able to attend our “Meet the experts” session and stroll around the online exhibition of EU-funded projects (check the EIC ones and vote for the best!)

Open Call - EIC Energy4Planet: Fast-tracking the energy transition with Europe’s largest corporates

Apply by 7 March and participate in the Energy4Planet-iniatitive! This is a great opportunity to enhance your cooperation with large corporates and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal and energy transition.

Open Call - EIC Multi-Corporate Day: At the forefront of digitalisation with German corporates

The EIC Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on digitalisation, taking place virtually on 26-30 April 2021. The event will bring together 10 different German innovation actors across many different sectors.

Open Call - EIC innovation training workshop for Pathfinder: Capitalise on your innovation!

The EIC Business Acceleration Services invite EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) to participate in our latest instalments of the innovation training workshops. The two-day virtual workshop offers concrete business tools to you and your research project through interactive sessions and which can be immediately implemented during your work.

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