Initially, it was planned that companies would be able to submit their full proposals to the EIC Accelerator by four deadlines in the new year. However, the first deadline on 12 January has now been cancelled.
The EIC will now officially launch on 18th March 2021. With a budget of 10 billion €, the European Innovation Council (EIC) is a central element of Horizon Europe and the most ambitious innovation initiative in Europe.
The plans for the EIC Accelerator 2021 are slowly taking shape, with first information now indicating that full proposals can be submitted as early as 9 June. This means that the portal for submitting outlines could be launched already in spring.
The EIC Pilot Advisory Board took a close look at the last deadlines of the EIC Accelerator Pilot and developed recommendations on how the EIC Accelerator should be implemented in the new framework programme Horizon Europe. In this article we have a look.