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) 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

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