The programme is based on Phase II of the SME Instrument and provides support in the form of grants, as well as support in the form of mixed financing (combining grants and own funds).
The EIC Accelerator Pilot supports innovative high-risk and high-potential SMEs that wish to develop and market new products, services and business models that can drive economic growth and shape new markets or disrupt existing markets in Europe and around the world.
Innovative researchers with an idea for the next technological advance have at their disposal the « Pathfinder » programme, while if you are a start-up, SME, entrepreneur with a business plan to develop and expand a high-risk innovation, the corresponding programme is « Accelerator ». The application can be made at any time of the year and is open to all fields of innovation.
The EIC Accelerator Pilot has a total budget of more than 1,300 million euros for the period 2019-2020.
Applicants for funding must be established in an EU Member State or Horizon 2020 partner country.
(researchers and technologists): up to €4 million (100% of costs)
(startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs): up to€2,5 million (70% of costs)
You can apply at any time of the year.
The EIC is open for ideas in any field of innovation.
Budget:More than 1.300 million euros.