Launch of the new EIC: 18 & 19 March 2021

9 March 2021

The European Innovation Council will be launched on 18 March as a key novelty of Horizon Europe. To mark the publication of the Work Programme and the first calls, the Commission is organising a two-day event.

About EIC

The European Innovation Council (EIC) 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.

Mission EIC

The mission of the EIC is to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations. The EIC will support startups, 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.Radical vision.

Launch ceremony: 18 March

The first calls for applicants are planned to be released on 18 March. You can join us this two-day launch event to know more about the vision of the EIC and on what is behind its funding opportunities.

The events will be webstreamed on the EUScienceInnov YouTube channel. You don’t need to register for this event.

Applicants’ Day: 19 March

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, startups, SMEs and investors.

More information

EIC funding is extremely competitive, but we can help you succeed! Get in touch with us by filling out the form below to learn more about the programme and how we can support you.

For more information about the launch event visit the website of EIC.

“Are you a startup, SME or research team looking for support to realise an ambitious vision for radically new technology, with potential to create new markets and/or to address global challenges? The European Innovation Council (EIC) offers direct financial support to innovators augmented with access to a range of business acceleration services.”


Get in touch with us

Would you like to know more about EIC and how we can support you? Please let us know and we will get in touch with you!