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mars 2021

Untangling EIC Funding for Start-ups, SMEs, and Spin-outs

Norway Health Tech and the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster are organising a two-hour webinar to present the opportunities for SMEs, start-ups and spin-outs in the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator programme.

Time to start thinking about taking your business one level up! Think getting funding from the European Commission!

Time: 25.03 from 09.00 - 11.00
Place: Webinar

European Commission will launch the new European Innovation Council programme over a two-day event on the 18th and 19th of March presenting the overall programme, deadlines, and rules. The event will provide information about the vision of the EIC and what is behind its funding opportunities. More information here: link

The webinar will bring the EIC program closer to the healthcare ecosystem so, the cluster company members will better understand how the EIC Accelerator or full EIC programme could finance their innovations, solutions, products, and research.

The EIC is offering integrated, agile support across the full innovation spectrum from early-stage research to start-up and scale-up. The EIC Accelerator, in particular, supports high risk/high potential innovations go to the market and scale up. It focuses on start-ups and SMEs developing high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) program is part of the Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027. The EIC is a key novelty of Horizon Europe (replacing H2020’s SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation schemes), with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027, to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations.

This webinar will include information on the funding opportunities for innovative start-ups, SMEs and investors and how our experts will support the members of Norway Health Tech and the members of Norwegian Smart Care Cluster in submitting applications. We have also invited Innovation Norway NCPs to present areas of the EIC programme.

Norway Health Tech speakers include:
Sergio Ferreira, Senior Innovation Advisor
Mara Diaconu, Senior EU Advisor

Innovation Norway speakers include:
Maria Erdal Askim, EU adviser and NCP for EIC
Kathleen M. Skarbøvig, EU Adviser and NCP for EIC and SMEs Horizon Europe

Key takeaways of the webinar:

  • specificities of the Call text, what it aims at, what you can get out of it, focusing on the healthcare perspective.
  • summarize rules for participation, eligibility, technical requirements, submission and evaluation processes and timelines.
  • discuss how to differentiate, build an edge to increase chances of success.
  • discuss how Norway Health Tech can support cluster members, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster members and other companies in Norway
  • What support is available at national level: PES scheme, Innovation Norway and NFR support
  • O&A section and follow-up meetings by request!

Do you have an innovative idea and a business-driven approach, do you have the mindset and ambition to get into the EU funding arena? Then join us to see if you are on the right path! Due to COVID restrictions the webinar will take place online and an invitation link will be sent to you one day before the event.

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