(17 September 2019) – 108 innovative projects have been selected for funding under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot for a total amount of €210.2 million.
Each project will receive between €0.5 and €3 million. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.
The selected projects include a hybrid simulation platform for neurosurgery, a recyclable kitchen countertop stone, a technology replicating the rain process to supply sustainable drinking water, an anti-metastatic cancer vaccine, a kite collecting wind energy, a technology to map air quality with high-spatial resolution and a periscopic stereo depth camera.
The European Innovation Council pilot will provide nearly €3 billion to breakthrough, market-creating innovations, under Horizon 2020 programme.