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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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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Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

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