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.
The EU-UK Agreement explicitly allows UK players to take part in the majority of Horizon Europe, with the same rights as EU players.
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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.
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.
‘Horizon Europe’ will be the successor to Horizon 2020 (H2020), once the European Parliament and Council of the EU have agreed on a final text.