EIC Info Day:

We would like to inform you about the scheme of EIC – European Innovation Council (EIC), which is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027.

The EIC has a mission to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations.

The EIC will support: Start-ups, SMEs and Research teams developing: high-risk, high-impact breakthrough innovation, with a particular focus on scaling up game-changing solutions that contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Plan for Europe.

The first calls for applicants are planned to be released on 18-MAR-2021 – when it is possible to join 2-day launch event to know more about the vision of the EIC and on what is behind its funding opportunities.

The events will be web-streamed on the EUScienceInnov YouTube channel. No registration is needed.

Launch ceremony

18 March (9.30 – 11.30 CET)

  • Statements from Heads of States and EU institutions
  • Short specific sessions on the contribution of the EIC to Europe’s economic recovery: EIC for building businesses from breakthrough science
    Speakers: Ingmar Hoerr (Founder and former CEO of CureVac), Silvia Scaglione (President of React4Life) and Louis de Lillers (CEO of CorWave)
    Moderator: Chris Sisserian (Sifted)
  • EIC for investing in Deep Tech.
    Speakers: Hermann Hauser (Amadeus Capital), Veronika Oudova (Co-Founder and CEO of S-Biomedic) + other to be confirmed
    Moderator: Robin Wauters (Tech.EU)
  • EIC for creating innovation ecosystems for sustainability
    Speakers: Jim Snabe (Chair, Siemens) + other to be confirmed
    Moderator: Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)
  • Applicants’ day

19 March (9.30 – 16.30 CET)

  • For potential beneficiaries and stakeholders, the applicant day will provide concrete information on how the EIC works, how to apply, who is eligible, etc.
  • Sessions will include information on funding opportunities for research teams, start-ups, SMEs and investors.