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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It will pilot two new schemes: EIC Pathfinder and EIC Accelerator
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It will pilot two new schemes.
I. The EIC Pathfinder pilot (grant only)
II. The EIC Accelerator pilot (grant only and blended finance1)
SME Instrument Close-to-market and projects with a potential to scale up of a single SME established in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries.
Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) - Close-to-market projects of consortia with three to five entities from at least three different EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries. Industry must participate. Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged.
Horizon Prizes - Horizon Prizes boost breakthrough innovation by fostering solutions to challenges which bring major benefits to society.
Support Actions - Help to optimise the impact of EU investment in EIC innovators and innovations; they contribute to building an EIC community and a vision underpinning a possible future EIC.
The number of proposals that was submitted for the calls FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020 and FETPROACT-EIC-08-2020 was in total 236 - 149 proposals for 07 and 87 for 08 – of which 18 proposals are eligible for funding – 13 for 07 and 5 for 08. Under these 18 proposals are four with a Flemish partner: IMEC, partner in project “DIGIPREDICT... read more
The number of proposals that was submitted for this call was 902 of which 58 are eligible for funding, of which two with a Flemish coordinator and eight with a partner: - Universiteit Antwerpen, coordinator, and IMEC partner in “BAM - Super Bio-Accelerated Mineral weathering: a new climate risk hedging reactor technology” - IMEC... read more
A total number of 4223 proposals were submitted in response to the EIC Accelerator pilot (SME Instrument) October 7th, 2020 cut-off (H2020-EIC-SMEINST-2-2020-07_10-2020). Source: Funding and Tender Portal read more
Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that will support society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.
With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument-phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management (IPM) functionalities and bring VECMAP®IPM to the market. Within 5 years Avia-GIS will enable 2000 SME pest controllers and 2340 local authorities to shift to IPM strategies. With the grant they will raise revenue from 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.
The Horizon 2020 grant was an essential component of their second investment round. To date Avia-GIS already raised 1 M€ in additional private equity and they are now are seeking to complement this with an equal amount as a subordinate loan.read more
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