Service for the EIC Accelerator

Segler Consulting is offering grant writing services for the EIC Accelerator funding by the European Commission (EC) and the European Innovation Council (EIC). Our service includes the preparation of all written documents, the submission of the grant application through the EC’s Funding and Tenders Portal as well as re-submissions if needed.

Under Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the EIC Accelerator follows a multi-step application procedure which begins with a short application and a pitch video, is followed by a long-form application document and, if successful, leads to an interview invitation to a face-to-face pitch week in Brussels (or video calls in rare exceptions). Segler Consulting’s services further extend to the support in scripting the pitch video, the preparation of the 10-minute pitch, in-depth briefings as well as multiple practise runs ahead of the 30-minute questioning by the jury.

Please feel free to reach out to us in order to gain additional information and schedule an exploratory call regarding a potential collaboration:

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    These tips are not only useful for European startups, professional writers, consultants and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) but are generally recommended when writing a business plan or investor documents.

    Deadlines: Post-Horizon 2020, the EIC Accelerator accepts Step 1 submissions now while the deadlines for the full applications (Step 2) will be on June 16th 2021 and October 6th 2021 under Horizon Europe. The Step 1 applications must be submitted weeks in advance of Step 2. The next EIC Accelerator cut-off for Step 2 (full proposal) can be found here. After Brexit, UK companies can still apply to the EIC Accelerator under Horizon Europe albeit with non-dilutive grant applications only - thereby excluding equity-financing.

    Contact: You can reach out to us via this contact form to work with a professional consultant. 

    EU, UK & US Startups: Alternative financing options for EU, UK and US innovation startups are the EIC Pathfinder (combining Future and Emerging Technologies - FET Open & FET Proactive) with €4M per project, Thematic Priorities, European Innovation Partnerships (EIP), Innovate UK with £3M (for UK-companies only) as well as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants with $1M (for US-companies only). 

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    by Stephan Segler, PhD
    Professional Grant Consultant at Segler Consulting

    General information on the EIC Accelerator template, professional grant writing and how to prepare a successful application can be found in the following articles:

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