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EIC: Accelerator & FTI

14.12.22 EIC Work Programme 2023

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a European R&I funding program. It aims at identifying and supporting breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders.

Strategy Week – Webinar 2: EU Funding Panorama

Please use the password 2020STRATWEEKWEB2 to watch the video.

This members-only webinar will go over the latest updates on the most important European funding opportunities covering the whole spectrum of technology development stages. What’s coming up, who’s eligible and all the important funding information you need to know!

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The Accelerator – new European support for innovative SMEs

Please use the password OEEMembers2019 to watch the video.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) ‘Accelerator’ aims to help SMEs develop and bring to market new innovative products that can drive economic growth.

It offers grants (up to €2.5m) and will take equity in companies (up to €15m). Grants are for technological innovation at TRLs 6-8. Grants + equity is available above TRL 8.

In 2020 alone, there will be 4 calls to allocate a total budget of €654m.

In an exclusive OEE members-only webinar, European Commission official Agustin Escardino Malva explains the Accelerator and answer questions from the sector. Agustin works in DG Research, is one of the creators of the Accelerator. He knows the ocean energy sector well, and the challenges of navigating the Valley of Death.   

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16.12.20 Grants and equity – EIC Accelerator

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator (formerly ‘SME Instrument’) provides grants, optional equity and coaching to SMEs to help them develop and bring to market new innovative products, services and business models.

The EIC Accelerator pilot has a total budget of €654 million for 2020 – 89% grants, 8% equity, 3% for coaching.

The European Innovation Council

Please use the password OEEMEMBER0719-EIC to watch the video.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a new EU initiative, to provide direct funding to disruptive and breakthrough market-creating innovation. Ocean energy is most certainly disruptive and market-creating, so OEE wants the sector to get the maximum possible funding from EIC’s new opportunities.

There will be significant funding opportunities available – €2bn has been set aside for the EIC in 2019-2020, and a further €10bn is planned from 2021 onwards.

European Commission officials Dr. Matthijs Soede (DG RTD) and Walter Van de Velde (DG CONNECT) will present the EIC, highlight some of the upcoming calls, and take any questions the sector might have.

27.06.19 European Innovation Council (pilot)

The European Innovation Council is a new ‘one stop shop’ for DG RTD innovation funding. It will act as an ‘umbrella’ program for various H2020 related instruments such as the SME instrument, Fast Track to Innovation or the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) instrument.