The EIC aims at identifying and supporting breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and eventually become market leaders. It focuses specifically on promising start-ups and SMEs.
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It supports all stages of innovation from R&D on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The funding and support consists of three main funding schemes:
In each funding scheme, the direct financial support to innovators is augmented with access to a range of Business Acceleration Services. The three main EIC instruments offer both bottom-up calls and calls with predefined thematic priorities (challenges). In addition to these instruments there are the EIC Prizes, which reward innovative solutions offered by companies/organisations for pre-defined societal challenges or specific target audiences, such as women innovators, innovative cities, public or private procurers or social innovation.
For the call HORIZON-EIC-2023-PARTNERS-01 a total of 7 proposals were submitted. Source: Funding and Tender Portal read more
A new set of 47 companies have been selected to receive European Innovation Council (EIC) funding, combining grants and equity, following the third 2023 EIC Accelerator cut-off in June 2023. Among these, 4 companies based in Flanders were selected: Swave Photonics bv Valcun bv N-Fix nv Qustomdot Find out more on the Enterpis... read more
The calls for which deadlines will be extended for all applicants, irrespective of the country where the organisation is based, are the following: The ERC Starting Grant 2024 call will be extended from 24 October to 7 November. Funding and tender portal call topic page The ERC Synergy Grant 2024 call will be extended from 8 November to 15 Novem... read more
For the EIC call Next Generation Innovation Talents (HORIZON-EIC-2023-TALENTS-01) with call deadline 4 October 2023 a number of 3 proposals was submitted. Source: European Commission Funding and tender portal read more
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The Horizon2020 twinning project ScreenME has as its objective to enhance excellence in screen media entrepreneurship at Tallinn University (TLU). To do so, ScreenME has established a network of universities across Europe that aim to improve research into and teaching of entrepreneurship for the screen media industry. ScreenME will develop a teaching course and will kick off research initiatives and projects on entrepreneurial activities in media organisations. The research group on ‘Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology (SMIT)’ of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is partner in the network and is involved in two cross-cutting activities of the project: support for early stage researchers and developing stakeholder involvement.