This event is open to staff and start-ups of the six EuroTech partner universities onlyEuroTech only

Date and time: 28 October 2020, 10:00-12:00
Location: online

This webinar is organised by the EuroTech Universities Alliance Brussels office to inform about the upcoming calls within the European Innovation Council (EIC). The 1.5-hour webinar will give an overview of the different opportunities and singularities of this new funding mechanism within Horizon Europe. After a general introduction to the EIC, the audience will be split in three breakout sessions according to their interest. The breakout sessions will cover

1) the ‘EIC Pathfinder’, which supports early-stage development of future technologies, based on high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough research (‘deep-tech’). The EIC Pathfinder especially invites ERC PoC grantees to apply for follow-up funding.

2) the ‘EIC Accelerator’ that supports companies (principally start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs) to scale up high-impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones

3) the ‘European Innovation Ecosystems’ funding instrument supporting institutions and incubators/accelerators that facilitate science-based innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dedicated speakers from the European Commission’s responsible unit within DG RTD will give a presentation on the different funding instruments followed by a Q&A session.


10.00 – 10.15: Introduction to EuroTech Universities Alliance and the EIC by Simon Hertig

10.15 – 10.45: Breakout sessions
1: EIC Pathfinder by Deputy Head of Unit Martin Lange
2: EIC Accelerator by Advisor to EIC Director Nicolas Sabatier
3: European Innovation Ecosystems – TBC

10.45 – 11.00: Q&A’s in the breakout sessions

11.00 – 12.00: Knowledge sharing and wrap-up hosted by Simon Hertig

Please note that this event is open to the staff and spin-offs of the six EuroTech Universities exclusively.

If you are interested to participate, please send an e-mail to by 26 October 2020.

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