It is designed for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME), Mid-Cap companies and individuals who need financial support to bring their novel ideas, technologies and products to the market
The EIC Accelerator assists individual Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), specifically Startups and spinout companies to develop and scaleup game-changing innovations. In some cases small mid-caps (up to 500 employees) are supported.
The EIC Accelerator ensures substantial financial support with:grant funding (non-dilutive) of up to €2.5 million for innovation development costs, investments (direct equity investments) of up to €15 million managed by the EIC Fund for scale up and other relevant costs. Companies performing on technologies of strategic European interest can apply for EIC investments of more than €15 million.
Additionally, EIC selected companies receive coaching, mentoring, access to investors and corporates, and many other opportunities as part of the EIC community.
The EIC welcomes applications from innovators altogether EU Member States and countries associated to the Horizon Europe programme. It particularly welcomes applications from startups and SMEs with female CEOs.
For the EIC Accelerator work program, EUFC is providing full-service proposal writing assistance. Our services cover every step of the application procedure, from writing up the supporting documents to submitting the proposal application via the EIC Portal. In addition to writing services, EUFC provides assistance with: Company Evaluation: In order to determine whether a project or company is eligible for the EIC Accelerator program, EUFC offers a thorough evaluation of the application. For businesses that want to submit on their own, consulting services are available in the following areas: (i) Project review (feedback and writing recommendations for current applications); and (ii) Edition of proposals that have been rejected and want to be resubmitted.
For applicants who want to increase the likelihood that their project will be successful, support is provided for the creation and improvement of a commercial strategy, revenue model, budget, or concrete work packages are ensured by EUFC.