On 30 June, 2021, from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) together with the European Commission Directorate-General for the Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) and the European Innovation Council (EIC) are organising an informative online workshop on EIC opportunities for space SMEs.
The European Commission launched the European Innovation Council to support the commercialisation of high-impact technologies in the European Union. Its goal is to aid researchers, start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in bringing their innovations to market by providing funding, networking and partnership opportunities, and business acceleration services. With a budget of EUR 10.1 billion, the EIC will support game changing innovations throughout the lifecycle from early stage research, to proof of concept, technology transfer, and the financing and scale up of start-ups and SMEs. The EIC provides considerable funding opportunities through various programmes, such as the EIC Pathfinder, the EIC Transition, the EIC Accelerator and the EIC Fund. The upcoming workshop held on 30 June from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST is open to all SMEs interested in EIC funding opportunities. It will focus on the added value of the EIC instrument and the benefits, challenges and lessons learned by previous EIC winners. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss administrative details, participation rules and other issues.