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    The EIC Accelerator Pilot

    Concise information: The one page EIC Accelerator Pilot Factsheet

    The aim of the EIC Accelaretor is to boost high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized innovation enterprises willing to develop and commercialise new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth and shape new markets or disrupt existing markets in Europe and globally.
     
    The EIC Accelerator pilot offers:

    • Business innovation grants for innovation and demonstration purpose
    • Equity financing
    • Free-of-charge business coaching (optional) in order to support and enhance innovation capacity and help align the project to strategic business needs
    • Access to other business accelerations services and facilitated access to risk finance

    Online Training Sessions EIC Accelerator Pilot

    This series of short online training sessions explains the changes in the EIC Accelerator Pilot compared to the SME Instrument Phase 2.

    1. Introduction

    This short session gives a short introduction to the EIC Accelerator Pilot:

    • Video information session 1. Introduction (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    2. Documents

    This short session gives an overview of all documents that will be of help for your EIC Accelerator proposal:

    • Video information session 2. Documents (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    A new version of the EIC Accelerator Pilot Proposal Template (Version 3.0, 30.09.2019) is available on the Funding & tender opportunities Portal.

     3. Evaluation Process and Criteria

    This short session gives an overview of all documents that will be of help for your EIC Accelerator proposal:

    • Video information session 3. Evaluation Process and Criteria (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    4. Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

    This short session gives an overview of the requirement for the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for the EIC Accelerator proposal:

    • Video information session 4. Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    5. Summary

    This short session provides information and recommendations Summary that replaces the Executive Summary in SME Instrument Phase 2 proposals:

    • Video information session 5. Summary (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    6. Pitch Deck

    This short session provides information and recommendations for the pitch deck that has to be submitted with the proposal and can not be changed after submission:

    • Video information session 6. Pitch Deck (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    7. Financial Statements

    This short session provides information and recommendations for the financial statements that have to submitted with the proposal:

    • Video information session 7. Financial Statements (MP4).
    • Presentation with hyperlinks (PDF).

    A new version of the EIC Accelerator Pilot Proposal Template (Version 3.0, 30.09.2019) is available on the Funding & tender opportunities Portal.

    Other Programmes

    Fast Track to Innovation FTI   (factsheet)

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                       Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:           Participant Portal
    Topic search:                           Find your topic
    Types of projects, eligibility:   Factsheet

    Your Contact

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    Stefan Fischer

    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •SMEs
    •Energy
    •Euratom
    Belpstrasse 11
    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 10
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    Gerhard Gass

    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •SMEs & Access to Finance
    •Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-economy
    Belpstrasse 11
    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 15
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    Linda Münger

    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •SMEs
    •Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-economy
    Belpstrasse 11
    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 01

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    2019
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    29 OCT
    2019
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    2019
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