The European Commission organises a two-day launch event
of the European Innovation Council (EIC) – a key novelty of Horizon Europe and representing innovation initiatives with a budget of €10 billion for 2021-2027.
The EIC has a mission to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations. The EIC will support startups, SMEs and research teams developing high-risk, high-impact breakthrough innovation, with a particular focus on scaling up game-changing solutions that contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Plan for Europe. The first calls for applicants are planned to be published on 18 March.