The European Union is keen to involve SMEs – in particular start-ups and spin-off companies – in its innovation goals. That is why the EU has made the innovation-oriented Horizon Europe programme accessible for SMEs through the EIC Accelerator. The programme supports super-innovative SMEs with the aim of helping them develop and market new innovative products, services and business models that can stimulate economic growth.
The EIC Accelerator is open to innovations in any field of technology or application. However, innovations that harm the environment or social welfare or that are designed primarily for military applications will not be supported.
The EIC Accelerator provides substantial financial support with:
- grant funding (non-dilutive) for innovation development costs
- investments (direct equity investments) managed by the EIC Fund for scale-up and other relevant costs.
In addition, EIC selected companies receive coaching, mentoring, access to investors and corporates, and many other opportunities as part of the EIC community.
How can we help you?
Are you interested in support from the EIC Accelerator? SMEs can submit applications through the Horizon Europe programme. Our experts help you to (further) shape your innovation. And of course we are of service to you when drawing up a promising application for the EIC Accelerator. Feel free to contact us.