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European Innovation Council

The EIC aims to identify and support breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations to create new markets and scale up internationally

EIC Pathfinder call (25 May 2021 cut-off)

from 60 countries received
47% higher education, 25 % private organisations, 25% research organisations, 3% other
168 million
estimated budget
average EU grant up to € 3 million

Selection of Members for the EIC Board

EIC Board Members call

The European Commission is looking for leading innovators to sit on the European Innovation Council's Board.

Profile: passionate innovators - entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists, corporate leaders, researchers and academics with leading expertise in fields relating to future and emerging technologies, breakthrough and disruptive innovation, starting and scaling businesses, innovation ecosystem builders, and innovation experts.



Funding opportunities

EIC Pathfinder

Support to research teams to research or develop an emerging breakthrough technology

EIC Transition

The EIC Transition funding scheme builds on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specifi...

EIC Accelerator

Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations

Business Acceleration Services

All EIC supported projects and companies get access to coaching, mentoring, partnering and other EIC Business Acceleration Services

EIC Prizes

Take the challenge and compete for an EIC Prize which rewards Europe's leading innovators

Investment Opportunities

The EIC Fund is looking for investment partners -
discover more and check the Investment Guidelines.


EIC Communities

EIC Board

Meet the leading innovators who advise the EIC on its overall strategy and performance

EIC Programme Managers

Meet our first in-house experts who head EIC support in health, digital and green-deal portfolios

EIC Community Platform

Find peers, partners and experts to accelerate your project onto European and global markets by joining the EIC online Community Platform

EIC Jury Members

The EIC draws on a wide range of external advice and expertise in order to select the most promising projects and companies and to support them

EIC projects in your region or in your business area




Conferences and summits
  • Live streaming available
Conferences and summits
  • Live streaming available

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