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    UKRO Annual Visit – European Innovation Council (EIC)
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This session will be provided by our UKRO Senior European Advisor on European Innovation Council funding.

Duration 45 mins

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic, research and research support staff at all levels

Horizon 2020 is the largest ever European research and innovation programme, with a budget of over EUR 70 billion between 2014 and 2020.  The programme aims to ensure that Europe produces world-class science; removes barriers to innovation; and makes it easier for public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. Call published under the 2018-2020 Work programme have a combined value of over €30bn

The aim of this session is to promote:


The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It will pilot two new schemes:

(i)                  the EIC Pathfinder pilot (grant only)

FET-Open Early-stage, science and technology research by interdisciplinary consortia exploring visionary ideas for radically new future technologies that challenge current paradigms and venture into the unknown. Open to research into any area of technology, it aims to attract new, high-potential research and innovation players.


FET-Proactive Cutting edge-high-risk/ high reward research and innovation projects that aim to firmly establish the future potential of a new and promising demonstrate a new technological paradigm within a predefined scope.


(ii)                the EIC Accelerator pilot (grant only and blended finance

SME Instrument Close-to-market and projects with a potential to scale up of a single SME established in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries.


Other Calls:

Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)   Close-to-market projects of consortia with three to five entities from at least three different EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries. Industry must participate. Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged.


Other actions:

Horizon Prizes Horizon Prizes boost breakthrough innovation by fostering solutions to challenges which bring major benefits to society.


Support Actions help to optimise the impact of EU investment in EIC innovators and innovations; they contribute to building an EIC community and a vision underpinning a possible future EIC

Delivered By: Blazej Thomas, UK Research Office in Brussels