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- Target groups
The EIC Accelerator is aimed at small and medium-sized companies that develop disruptive, high-risk innovations with great market potential. It is primarily aimed at companies that have high growth potential and operate on a European or international scale.
A prerequisite for funding in the EIC Accelerator is a high-risk idea with high market potential and a high degree of innovation. Therefore, it should be a disruptive innovation that involves a complete restructuring or disruption of existing, traditional business models, products, technologies or services. Both technical and non-technical innovations, such as social innovations or innovations in the service sector, are supported.
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The EIC Plug-in Pilot has been launched in Germany. It is aimed at applicants in the EIC Accelerator who are funded under national or regional funding instruments that are certified for the plug-in. For them, a shortened application procedure in the EIC Accelerator is possible.
From Germany, the following programs are certified for the EIC Plug-in:
The sponsors of these funding instruments conduct an independent project review (“Project Review”) with interested candidates to assess the innovation and market potential of the existing project and to decide whether the project is suitable for funding under the EIC Accelerator. In case of a positive assessment, the first stage of the application process, the “short proposal”, can be skipped.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have the potential for strong international growth through the implementation of an innovative idea. The EIC Accelerator is aimed exclusively at individual applicants.
To be eligible to submit a project application, a technical project must be at Technology Readiness Level 6 (TLR 6). For this, TRL 5 must be largely completed. This means that the research must be (largely) completed and the technology must work in relevant environments.
Funding in the EIC Accelerator is offered in two possible options: