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€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 to the stage where they [...]

March 18th, 2019|

Calling Europe’s top innovation experts of the EIC pilot advisory board

The call for expressions of interest for members of the Enhanced EIC pilot advisory board opens today. These high-level experts will assist the European Commission in the implementation of the programme, and shape EU support for innovation within Horizon Europe. The advisory board will consist of 15 to 20 high-level experts, from various domains of Europe's innovation ecosystem, who [...]

March 18th, 2019|

Access4SMEs – Seal of Excellence.Online pitching opportunity in April

The 'Access4SMEs – Seal of Excellence' online community, hosted on the platform gathers high-potential companies awarded with the Seal of Excellence. Joinining the platform gives companies the chance to  maximise their opportunities to raise private equity investment. On the free platform, the company will be able to: Pitch its projects to investors, both online and offline. Through its own account the [...]

March 15th, 2019|

227 proposals seek funding under Fast Track to Innovation

The European Commission received 227 proposals for the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) before the latest cut-off date on 21 February 2019. FTI promotes close-to-the market innovation activities open to all types of participants. The programme offers € 3 million to consortia composed of 3 to 5 partners including mainly industrial participants. FTI is fully bottom-up. As there [...]

February 27th, 2019|

The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation process

European Union is looking for experts to  assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice in specific cases: evaluation of proposals, prize applications and tenders; monitoring of actions, grant agreements, public procurement contracts In addition, experts provide opinion and advise on: preparation, implementation and evaluation of EU programmes and design of policies. In order [...]

February 15th, 2019|

Launch of the European Commission’s Common IP Booster

The European Commission has funded a new service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations.  IP Booster is a service for public research organisations looking to realise value out of their research results. Experts will examine the case and guide towards the best intellectual property strategy for the public research organisation, at no [...]

February 8th, 2019|

Access4SMEs at the Innovative Enterprise Conference 2018_highlights

During the Innovative Enterprise Conference 2018, held on the 21st and 22nd of November, Access4SMEs played a main role in the agenda, organizing two important events addressed the innovators all around Europe. During the two days, the National Contact Points were present at the Innovative Enterprise Conference with a dedicated stand to provide assistance to participants on the funding opportunities of [...]

November 29th, 2018|