Unveiling the Future of European Innovation: A Deep Dive into the EIC Work Programme 2024

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Work Programme 2024, detailed in the document, outlines its comprehensive strategy and components designed to foster innovation within the European Union. Here are the main components and highlights: Strategic Goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): The EIC aims to support breakthrough technologies and companies critical for achieving the green and digital … Read more

Financing Pioneering Breakthroughs through the EIC Accelerator

An Overview of the European Innovation Council Accelerator Programme The EIC Accelerator, an esteemed funding initiative under the auspices of the European Innovation Council (EIC) and integral to the Horizon Europe framework, is dedicated to providing substantial financial support to pioneering enterprises. This program focuses on organizations that are at the forefront of advancing technological … Read more

Timing Challenges: The Impact of Short-Notice Applicant Info Days on EIC Accelerator Applications

Introduction The scheduling of applicant information days for the EIC Accelerator on January 15th and 16th, just less than two months before the critical March 13th deadline, poses significant timing challenges for applicants. This tight timeline can lead to rushed preparations and potential disappointments, especially considering the extensive amount of time required to craft a … Read more

Navigating Uncertainty: The Challenge of Inconsistent Deadlines in Grant Applications

Introduction The application process for grants, particularly in programs like the EIC Accelerator, is fraught with complexities. One significant challenge that applicants face is the inconsistency in the number and timing of deadlines. This article delves into how such irregularities create uncertainty and the strategies applicants can adopt to mitigate these challenges. The Impact of … Read more

Navigating the EIC Accelerator Application Process: Understanding the Challenges of Meeting Deadlines

The EIC Accelerator’s Three-Step Application Journey The European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator’s blended financing program, a critical initiative for startups and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) seeking funding, underwent significant changes in 2021. These changes introduced a structured, three-step application process, each with its distinct requirements and timelines. Understanding these steps is crucial for applicants … Read more

On Hiring a Consultant or Grant Writer for the 2021 EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument)

The EIC Accelerator blended financing (formerly SME Instrument Phase 2, grant and equity) has introduced a new stage to the application process in 2021 which acts as a mini-proposal termed Step 1 (read: Re-Inventing the EIC Accelerator). It includes materials such as a written grant application, a video pitch and a pitch deck which must … Read more

Recommendations for Selected Changes on the EIC Accelerator Platform (SME Instrument)

The EIC Accelerator blended financing (formerly SME Instrument Phase 2, grant and equity) has transformed greatly in 2021 and its new AI tool has been used by thousands of applicants in a matter of weeks. While the previous article pointed out some of its shortcomings and the overall experience, the following article aims to make … Read more

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