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EU Budget: InvestEU Programme to support jobs, growth and innovation in Europe

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to create the InvestEU Programme, bringing EU budget financing in the form of loans and guarantees under one roof. InvestEU will bring together the multitude of financial programmes currently available and expand the successful model of the Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan. With InvestEU, the Commission will further [...]

June 7th, 2018|

15 innovative projects get support to access the market faster with €36.1 million under the Fast Track to Innovation scheme

The 15 selected projects will receive around €2 million each within this first round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) under the EIC pilot. The scheme is for relatively mature ground-breaking technologies, concepts and business models that are close to market. The participating SMEs also have access to free business coaching and acceleration services. Background The SME Instrument and [...]

June 5th, 2018|

EIC pilot to invest €146 million in 79 top-class innovative projects to help them access the market faster

The European Commission will support 79 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. In total, the projects are to receive €146.173 million under the SME Instrument (Phase 2) and Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will [...]

May 25th, 2018|

Europe’s Innovation Kitchen – SME Instrument Report 2018

The 2018 SME Instrument Impact report offers first-hand insights into growth trends and profiles of the companies funded under the SME Instrument. The report presents cumulative data from 2014 to end of 2017. Thanks to its “smart money” the SME Instrument programme bridges the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. With 8 companies [...]

May 18th, 2018|

ActInSpace – Hackathon 2018

ActInSpace is a full 24-hour Hackathon and an international innovation contest, which will take place simultaneously in 70 cities around the world on 25-26th May, 2018. The event was created by the French Space Agency (CNES) and the European Space Agency (ESA): to develop entrepreneurship for young people, to promote space, to promote the creation of start-ups by using [...]

Apply now for LIFE funding!

The LIFE programme has launched its 2018 call for project proposals. This year, we are investing close to €400 million in nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action. We are also introducing a streamlined application process to make it easier for you to request LIFE funds. As a bottom-up funding instrument, LIFE provides applicants with flexibility to truly innovate. We [...]