European Innovation Council (EIC)

The EIC aims at identifying and supporting breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and eventually become market leaders. It focuses specifically on promising start-ups and SMEs.

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Geert Dauwe

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Magali Parent

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About this programme

It supports all stages of innovation from R&D on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The funding and support consists of three main funding schemes:

  • the EIC Pathfinder for advanced research to develop the scientific basis to underpin breakthrough technologies (NCP
  • the EIC Transition to validate technologies and develop business plans for specific applications
  • the EIC Accelerator to support companies (SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs and in exceptional cases small mid-caps) to bring their innovations to market and scale up.

In each case, the direct financial support to innovators is augmented with access to a range of Business Acceleration Services. The majority of funding will be awarded through open calls with no predefined thematic priorities.

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Testimony

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Circusol - Circular Business Models for the Solar Power

Circusol is an Innovation Action project funded under a cross-cutting work programme part of Horizon 2020. Circusol aims at unleashing the full potential of circular business models, in particular Product-Service Systems, in simultaneously delivering real environmental, economic and user benefits. By that, Circusol aims to establish solar power as a spearhead sector in demonstrating a path driven by service-based businesses towards a circular economy in Europe.

A strong Flemish partnership in new Horizon 2020 project on circular economy business demonstrators, including VITO (Coordinator), IMEC, Ecopower cvba, Futech bvba, PV Cycle aisbl and Daidalos Peutz bvba.

 

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