The European Innovation Council (EIC) has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme. It has a budget of €10.1 billion to support game changing innovations throughout the lifecycle from early stage research, to proof of concept, technology transfer, and the financing and scale up of start-ups and SMEs

Funding opportunities

Support to research teams to research or develop an emerging breakthrough technology

Building on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specific applications

Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations

All EIC supported projects and companies get access to coaching, mentoring, partnering and other EIC Business Acceleration Services

Specific support to enable innovation ecosystem actors to work together across Europe. Women TechEU and Innosup programmes

Take the challenge and compete for an EIC Prize which rewards Europe's leading innovators