The EIC accelerator grew to one of the most desired and competitive funding and investment schemes for individual start-ups, SMEs and in some cases even small mid-caps (up to 500 employees) are also supported. With a subsidy of €500k to €2.5Mio at 70% for technology readiness levels (TRL) 6-8 and the option for investment up to €15Mio for higher TRLs, it is easy to see why. It is aimed at developing and scaling up game changing innovations for high growth potential companies.
As the amount of submissions was ever-increasing and the success chance steadily dropping below the 1% mark, the EIC made significant changes to the submission and evaluation process in 2021. Now there is a multi-step gated approach:
Recently the EIC launched the pilot plug-in scheme. This allows regional and national bodies to carry out a project review for about 20 companies in the pilot phase of the scheme. The advantage is that the selected companies can immediately go to step 2 (full proposal) of the EIC accelerator submission process.
In case you are not or insufficiently familiar with the conditions or application modalities, you can always call on the experts of Leyton to guide you through the entire process from feasibility to payment. www.leyton.com
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