EU Funding Programmes
Ideal Opportunities for Innovative Companies
Horizon Europe, (former Horizon 2020) is EU's new research and innovation programme (2021-2027). An ambitious EUR 100 billion research and innovation programme that aims to boost the economy, create jobs and improve lives. Horizon Europe will fund ground-breaking research and innovation within the industries of cities, agriculture, digital, energy and oceans.
During the next 7 years under Horizon Europe, the EIC is expected to offer funding up to €10 billion with much of it allocated to the EIC Accelerator programme.
Having an innovative idea that addresses one or more focus areas of the EC policies is an indispensable condition for being successful in the grant application process. Our strength as a consultancy resides in our in-depth knowledge about the different requirements for the different funding programmes.
The various EU funding programmes aim to turn Europe into an innovation union. Over the last 30 years, EU has invested more than EUR 200 billion in research and innovation across Europe so innovative companies can "de-risk" and attract private investors.
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Provides grants and equity funding to innovative startups and SMEs with high impact/risk products or services. A unique combination of funding from €0.5 to 17.5 million that aims to increase support for innovations, products, services or business models, with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones.Apply for EIC Accelerator
Aimed for international projects that boost rapidly marketable innovative products. Eurostars is an ideal first step enabling SMEs to combine and share expertise beyond national borders. The consortium must have partners based in at least two different Eurostars countries. Funding on average is in the range of 50-75% of project costs.Apply for Eurostars
For projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics field. SMEs, including new start-ups, operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.) can apply for funding up to €60,000.Apply for DIGI-B-CUBE
This European Maritime and Fisheries Fund programme is an opportunity for innovative solutions within the field to obtain some lucrative funding possibilities. It targets EU SMEs, either single companies or in a consortium and offers up to 70% co-funding for projects with an average EU contribution between €700.000 and € 2.500,000.Apply for Blue Economy
This fund focuses on innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones incl. carbon capture and utilisation, innovative renewable energy generation and storage. It has a special programme for small-scale projects with total capital costs under €7.5 million.Apply for Innovation Fund