The Innovative Europe pillar aims to make Europe a leader in market-creating innovation between 2021-2027. On the one hand, through the European Innovation Council (EIC) that supports innovations with market potential and, on the other, through European Innovation Ecosystems where regional and national innovation players are connected. The pillar also supports the integration of business, research, higher education and entrepreneurship through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Innovative Europe has three calls running in 2023 (EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator).
FI Group will help you with a clear project plan to make your ideas succeed and support you with a strategy to secure the necessary funding.
Europe wants to take its science, innovative SMEs and start-ups to the next level, so that Europe gains a leading position in future markets, driven by new technologies and innovation. Therefore, the EIC offers funding for ideas from innovative research consortia, innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally.
Next calls run through 2023:
For advanced research on breakthrough / pioneering technologies
For turning research results into innovation opportunities; follow-up results from EIC pathfinder and ERC Proof of Concept
For individual companies to develop and scale up pioneering high-risk, high-impact innovation.
The EIC supports ideas in any area of innovation and one can submit an application at any time.
Consortia of at least three different independent legal entities based in at least three different eligible countries. In addition, only applicants or small consortia (two partners) for EIC Pathfinder challenges.
Individual applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, start-ups, research organisations, universities) or small consortia (two partners) or consortia of three to five different independent legal entities located in at least three different eligible countries. Proposals must build on eligible EU-funded project results.
Individual start-ups and SMEs (including spin-outs), individuals (planning to launch a start-up/SME) and in exceptional cases small mid-caps (less than 499 employees).
The total budget between 2021-2027 is €13.6 billion. This is split between the European Innovation Council and European Innovation Ecosystems with €10.6 billion, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology with €3 billion.
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Contact one of our expert consultants who can further support you in analysing, preparing and submitting your application.
FI Group has 20 years of experience and wants to support you in understanding and exploiting the available R&D+I opportunities. Our experts are at your disposal to analyse your project. Together we will take the next steps in your innovative (project) growth.