Policy and strategy
The European Innovation Council (EIC) promotes breakthrough innovation with scale-up potential at the global level.
It focuses mainly on breakthrough, deeptech and disruptive innovation, targeting especially market-creating innovation.
The EIC also supports strategic technology and innovation challenges which will take into account the priorities of the Horizon Europe strategic plan.
Areas of intervention
- Pathfinder funding: for advanced research, supporting early stage development of future and emerging breakthrough, market-creating and/or deep tech technologies
- Transition funding: to help researchers and innovators develop the pathway to commercial development for promising research results
- Accelerator funding: to support individual SMEs, startups and small mid-caps to bridge the financing gap between late stages of research activities and market take-up, to effectively deploy breakthrough, market-creating innovation and scale-up companies where the market does not provide viable financing
- additional activities such as prizes and fellowships, and business added-value services
Apply for funding
All funding information and details on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.
Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available.
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