EEN2EIC Core Activities
EEN2EIC focuses on 3 main activities
- Support to innovative companies in (a) widening countries (b) women-led innovative companies across the whole EU and HE 3rd pillar Associated Countries
- Support to EIC Accelerator SoE holders.
- Widening Countries Capacity Building
(*Widening countries are countries with low participation rates in FP7 and H2020 projects).)
Associated countries include: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine
Support to innovative companies in (a) widening countries (b) women-led innovative companies across the whole EU and HE 3rd pillar Associated Countries
The objectives are to
1) Strengthen the business case of potential applicants from Widening countries or women-led through reinforcement of their business, innovation, and partnering strategies
2) Increase the number of quality proposals and filter out companies not suitable for the EIC,
3) Analyse the specific needs of each potential applicant,
4) Provision of 1-1 service on strengthening the company’s case in each part of the EIC application,
5) Connect with other experienced EEN partners or external private sector partners,
6) Support applicants from Widening countries and women-led applicants to submit a short application.
Support to EIC Accelerator SoE holders.
The Work Package will center on tight collaboration with local EEN nodes to provide the most adequate support to SoE SMEs based on context as well as to ensure the long-term sustainability of the activity. The consortium will provide a model blueprint of support activities as well as digital tools, know-how, and its network, with EEN nodes organizing matchmaking activities for both public and private funding. EEN members will be involved as local nodes supporting the local beneficiary and/or at the country or multi-country level organizing collective support activities (notably e-pitches towards investors).
Widening Countries Capacity Building
The main objective is to bring EENs in widening countries on a par with more advanced EENs to deliver an adequate service for potential EIC applicants and SoE holders and enhance their collaboration with public and private stakeholders. The capacity-building dimension is key to the project. State-of-the-art measures will be taken to initiate, nurture and mature a professional community of EEN2EIC advisors. Ongoing professional learning through the mutual exchange of experiences and good practices will be enabled, accelerated, and amplified on two levels: a virtual learning platform for ongoing exchange and just-in-time reuse of good practices, and a physical platform for periodic face-to-face meetings and development of professional links among the EEN2EIC advisors as well as between EEN2EIC advisors and NCPs. In general, all facilities and meetings of the EEN2EIC advisors’ community are openly accessible to the EEN community.
The EEN2EIC voucher scheme will provide flexible and modular financial support for EENs supporting SME willing to submit a proposal under upcoming EIC-Accelerator calls.
For the EEN partners
|Women Entrepreneurs and Widening Countries||
Vouchers will be provided depending on whether the SME assisted:
|Seal of Excellence||
For Consortium innovation leaders
|EEN Consortium innovation leaders||
Vouchers will be offered as reimbursement for the services provided, which will be properly documented on the EEN2EIC Tool.
Kick-off of Pitching Activities with SoEs in EEN2EIC! Kick-off of Pitching Activities with SoEs in EEN2EIC!
EEN2EIC launches today at 16.00 the first pitching session with Seal of Excellence holders from France. It is a great opportunity for all the companies that haven’t received the EIC accelerator funds but has been awarded with the Excellence label “Seal of Excellence” (SoE) to present their projects to investors for alternative fundings. Pitching session […]
Don’t miss this opportunity and register to the on line event: https://www.linkedin.com/events/eicaccelerator-step1ittool7100100009974448128/
On the 25th of July 2023 the second deadline of Open call nr.3 for Local Nodes (LNs)was officially closed and the EEN members’ candidatures have been evaluated. 7 new LNs have been selected and is joining the EEN2EIC project to support Seal of Excellence companies in Turkey, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. List of […]