Access4SMEs “Tips for successful application – Fast Track to Innovation”

The Access4SMEs “Tips for successful application – Fast Track to Innovation” is a guide created to assist organizations who are looking to submit a proposal to the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) scheme, and receive useful information and tips for the application. FTI is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and serves [...]

IP Booster. Next cut off. Deadline 30 June: Apply now to improve your IP strategy!

Are you:  Generating high-quality research, and eager to improve its impact on the market?   Trying to better address IP issues associated with commercialisation?    Searching for experts who can help you develop a successful intellectual property strategy?    The European Commission is funding specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations. IP Booster provides PROs that have previously received European Commission [...]

EIC Accelerator offers new blend of grants and equity

The SME Instrument becomes the EIC Accelerator, offering optional equity investment in addition to a grant. From today, innovative companies can apply for a grant of up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can [...]

Call for Proposals for Data driven applications and experiments in CPS/IOT

Project MIDIH Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs, co-funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767498, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve its own objectives. MIDIH Call-2 targets the development of data driven applications, preferably [...]

Access4SMEs at the Innovative Enterprise Week Bucharest 2019

Access4SMEs will be present at the next "Innovative Enterprise Week Bucharest 2019" that will take place in Bucharest at Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB) Campus between 19 and 21 June 2019. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, through DG CONNECT and DG RTD, together with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of [...]

BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event 3 July 2019 Brussels, Belgium

BioHorizon invites researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to submit flash presentations for a chance to present your project idea in one of the three parallel flash presentation sessions that will take place on the morning of the event. The focus of these 5-minute presentations should be on how you intend to address one of the [...]

15 MAY 2019 Webinar for women entrepreneurs. “SME Instrument and beyond”EMPOWA

Introduction  According to the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, women face more difficulties than men when running a business. At the same time, a large pool of educated women do not consider entrepreneurship as an option, while women researchers remain significantly underrepresented in the business sector. Despite the EC support mechanisms for enhancing women entrepreneurship, [...]

Blockchain and data programmes for startups

Different programmes and opportunities are available for SMEs in the Data Market, Blockchain and Big Data fields. ZABALA Innovation Consulting (International company headquartered in Spain and Brussels)is in charge of the planning and execution of a set of defined services oriented to SMEs and start‐ups with the collaboration of different partners. Hereafter some examples: [...]

€2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council

Today the Commission announces important steps that will ramp up the remaining two years of the pilot phase of the EIC: Over €2 billion of funding  2019-2020: covering the innovation chain: “pathfinder” projects to support advanced technologies from the research base; and “accelerator” funding to support startups and SMEs develop and scale up innovations [...]