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: –
    • 3rd cut-off: –
    • 4th cut-off 2024: January 13th to 17th 2025

Deadlines / EIC Transition Cut-Off Dates 2024

  • EIC Transition Open
    • 1st cut-off: September 18th 2024

Deadlines / EIC Pathfinder Cut-Off Dates 2024

  • EIC Pathfinder Open
    • 1st cut-off: –
  • EIC Pathfinder Challenges
    • 2nd cut-off: October 16th 2024

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


This page contains all the relevant and up-to-date information about the EIC Accelerator. You can find the latest EIC Accelerator cut-off dates for the submission deadlines, the current EIC Accelerator submission links, information on EIC Accelerator templates, the EIC Accelerator Challenges, the EIC Accelerator Budget, the Eligible EIC Accelerator Countries and other general requirements here.


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The articles can also be a useful resource for other consultancies in the grant space as well as professional grant writers who are hired as freelancers or are part of a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME). The EIC Accelerator is part of Horizon Europe (2021-2027) which has recently replaced the previous framework program Horizon 2020.

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EIC Accelerator Articles

All Eligible EIC Accelerator Countries (including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Ukraine)

Explaining the Resubmission Process for the EIC Accelerator

A Short but Comprehensive Explanation of the EIC Accelerator

The EIC’s One-Stop Shop Funding Framework (Pathfinder, Transition, Accelerator)

Deciding Between EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator

A Winning Candidate for the EIC Accelerator

The Challenge with EIC Accelerator Open Calls: MedTech Innovations Dominate

Go Fund Yourself: Are EIC Accelerator Equity Investments Necessary? (Presenting Grant+)

EIC Accelerator DeepDive: Analyzing the Industries, Countries and Funding Types of EIC Accelerator Winners (2021-2024)

Digging Deep: The New DeepTech Focus of the EIC Accelerator and its Funding Bottlenecks

Zombie Innovation: EIC Accelerator Funding for the Living Dead

Smack My Pitch Up: Changing The Evaluation Focus Of The EIC Accelerator

How Deep Is Your Tech? The European Innovation Council Impact Report (EIC Accelerator)

Analyzing A Leaked EIC Accelerator Interview List (Success Rates, Industries, Direct Submissions)

Steering the EIC Accelerator: Lessons Learned from the Pilot Program

Who Should Not Apply To The EIC Accelerator And Why

The Risk of Presenting all Risks in the High-Risk EIC Accelerator Program

How to Prepare an EIC Accelerator Resubmission

How to Prepare a Good EIC Accelerator Application: General Project Advice

How to Craft an EIC Accelerator Rebuttal: Explaining Grant Proposal Resubmissions


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