EIC Accelerator Updates

Deadlines / EIC Accelerator Cut-Off Dates 2024

  • Step 1
    • open now
  • Step 2 (closing 17:00 Brussels Time)
    • 1st cut-off: –
    • 2nd cut-off: –
    • 3rd cut-off: –
    • 4th cut-off: October 3rd 2024
  • Step 3
    • 1st cut-off: –
    • 2nd cut-off: June 10th to 14th 2024
    • 3rd cut-off: –
    • 4th cut-off 2024: January 13th to 17th 2025

EIC Work Programme

EIC Accelerator Challenges

  • All Challenges
    • Human Centric Generative AI made in Europe
    • Enabling virtual worlds and augmented interaction in high-impact applications to support the realisation of Industry 5.0
    • Enabling the smart edge and quantum technology components
    • Food from precision fermentation and algae
    • Monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for new variants of emerging viruses
    • Renewable energy sources and their whole value chain including materials development and recycling of components

EIC Fund Guidelines (Equity)

EIC Accelerator Call Page, Proposal Templates and Submission Links

EIC Accelerator Jury Members

List of Eligible EIC Accelerator Countries

  • All Eligible EIC Accelerator Countries
  • EU-27 Member States
    1. Austria
    2. Belgium
    3. Bulgaria
    4. Croatia
    5. Republic of Cyprus
    6. Czech Republic
    7. Denmark
    8. Estonia
    9. Finland
    10. France
    11. Germany
    12. Greece
    13. Hungary
    14. Ireland
    15. Italy
    16. Latvia
    17. Lithuania
    18. Luxembourg
    19. Malta
    20. Netherlands
    21. Poland
    22. Portugal
    23. Romania
    24. Slovakia
    25. Slovenia
    26. Spain
    27. Sweden
  • Association Agreements with Legal Effect
    1. Albania
    2. Armenia
    3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    4. Faroe Islands
    5. Georgia
    6. Iceland
    7. Israel
    8. Kosovo
    9. Moldova
    10. Montenegro
    11. North Macedonia
    12. Norway
    13. Serbia
    14. Tunisia
    15. Turkey
    16. Ukraine
  • Transitional Association Arrangements
    1. Morocco
    2. United Kingdom (grant but no equity)
  • Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) Linked to Member States
    1. Aruba (Netherlands)
    2. Bonaire (Netherlands)
    3. Curação (Netherlands)
    4. French Polynesia (France)
    5. French Southern and Antarctic Territories (France)
    6. Greenland (Denmark)
    7. New Caledonia (France)
    8. Saba (Netherlands)
    9. Saint Barthélemy (France)
    10. Sint Eustatius (Netherlands)
    11. Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
    12. St. Pierre and Miquelon (France)
    13. Wallis and Futuna Islands (France)

Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Status

  • SME definition
    • Staff headcount < 250
    • Turnover ≤ €50 million
    • Balance sheet total ≤ €43 million

Contact European Innovation Council (EIC) and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) Support


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EIC Accelerator TL;DR

€2.5M Grant + €15M Equity 
Funding for-profit DeepTech innovations
Technology prototype + Early customer traction
2-4 / year
3 Steps (short/long proposals + interview)
3 Months of writing + waiting/delays/resubmissions
up to €25000 + Success fee
€3500 + Success fee


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