Templates for the EIC Accelerator

The official European Innovation Council (EIC) template for the EIC Accelerator’s Step 2 can be found here (link). The Step 1 process is already open and can be accessed here (link).

Full proposal writing services for the EIC Accelerator can be obtained through this contact form while an example of an EIC Accelerator proposal and template can be requested here. The newest version of this real-life application example is currently under development and will be made available via a limited release in 2021 for the first interested companies.

Vector graphics for EIC Accelerator images, figures and illustrations are provided as well and can be requested separately next to annotated proposal templates and a writing guide.

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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) are January 11th 2023 (only EIC Accelerator Open), March 22nd 2023, June 7th 2023 and October 4th 2023 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:

    The New EIC Ecosystem, Fast-Track and Pilot Plug-In Schemes (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 8)

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    The EIC’s 2023 Strategic Challenges and Topics (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 7)

    The EIC Accelerator funding (grant and equity, with blended financing option) awards up to €2.5 million in grant and €15 ...
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    The Grant Proposal Evaluation Criteria (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 6)

    The EIC Accelerator funding (grant and equity, with blended financing option) awards up to €2.5 million in grant and €15 ...
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    Cancelling Funding and Changing Grant Requests (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 5)

    The EIC Accelerator funding (grant and equity, with blended financing option) awards up to €2.5 million in grant and €15 ...
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    The Conditions for EIC Equity Investments (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 3)

    The EIC Accelerator funding (grant and equity, with blended financing option) awards up to €2.5 million in grant and €15 ...
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    Technology Readiness Levels, Timelines and Interview Priorities (2023 EIC Accelerator Work Programme Part 4)

    The EIC Accelerator funding (grant and equity, with blended financing option) awards up to €2.5 million in grant and €15 ...
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    Professional Grant Proposal Writing for the EIC Accelerator and Horizon Europe Programs (SME Instrument)