€17.5 million in financing for Startups, Companies, Projects and Small to Medium Size Enterprise.
The funding has been made available to support Startups, Companies, Projects and Small to Medium Size Enterprise as well as researchers and innovators developing high-risk, breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe.
"When we designed the European Innovation Council our top priority was to focus on the needs of our European innovators. This kind of entrepreneurs often need more funding and support..." (Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation)
The European Union funding instrument is a very powerful tool for launching market-creating innovative companies.
A main objective is to strengthen the innovative and European technological entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The program supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and researchers with bright ideas and the ambition to scale-up internationally.
Grant funding of up to €2.5 million
Option of equity investment of up to €15 million
Access to coaching and mentoring services, pitches with corporates, VCs, etc
All funding is open (no predefined thematic areas)
Blockchain Companies are encouraged to apply!
Startups are encouraged to apply!
SME's are encouraged to apply!
There is a lack of finance for breakthrough and disruptive innovators in Europe, with an estimated total equity-funding gap of about €70 billion. Many European start-ups can’t find high risk capital needed to get to the stage where private sector investors get involved.
We can help!
We have a proven track record.
We have a high success rate of projects submitted (Approximately 20% success rate)
We have submitted over 500 proposals.
We have raised and or distributed over 1 billion Euros of funds.
EU Accepted projects will be considered for an additional investment from our family office fund.
For more information and a free company assessment by our team of European Union Experts contact Ian Scarffe firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Scarffe is an Independent Expert at the European Commission - Horizon 2020 and can assist in applying for a non-returnable European Union public grants up to €2,5 mln and further possible equity investments of up to €15 mln.