European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot

The European Innovation Council pilot (EIC pilot) aims to support top-class innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with bright ideas that are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally.


The EIC pilot offers in a single place:


The EIC pilot is able to support

  • ideas from any area of technology or business sector, including novel combinations of technologies and business models

  • all stages from feasibility to development to scale-up

  • innovators from all EU Member States, from other countries associated to the EU Horizon 2020 programme, and to innovators from all parts of the world who establish their activities in Europe



The EIC pilot was launched on 27th October 2017 as part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.


More information

European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot web site

European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot factsheet (PDF)