The related 2019-2020 Work Programme provides for a financial allocation of about 2 billion euros as well as some novelties that will anticipate the Horizon Europe 2021- 2027 Programming. The EIC Pathfinder pilot (comprising FET Open and FET Proactive) supports ambitious collaborative research projects aiming at developing radical and innovative technologies.
The EIC Accelerator pilot (building upon the SME Instrument) is dedicated to companies and start-ups with a radically new highly risky idea underpinned by a business plan for rolling out marketable innovation solutions and with a potential to scale up.
The EIC Accelerator first call has just been launched.
The European Commission Representation to Luxembourg and Luxinnovation are pleased to invite you to a dedicated session on these instruments and opportunities.
The event will take place in English and French.
13:30 | Welcome coffee
13:45 | Welcome
Yuriko Backes, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg
13:50 | Introduction
Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation
Part 1 Why an European Innovation Council?
14:00 | Why do we need a European Innovation Council, and how can it best support European and innovators?
Jean-David Malo, Director of the EIC Task Force, Director-general for Research and Innovation, European Commission
14:10 | Panel discussion
- Jean-David Malo, Director of the EIC Task Force, Director-general for Research and Innovation, European Commission
- Representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (tbc)
- Sasha Baillie, CEO Luxinnovation
- Larissa Best, President of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network
- Dr. Pouyan Ziafati, Founder & CEO, LuxAI
Moderator: Pascal Fabing
15:10 | Q&A
Part 2 How to receive funding?
15:30 | Presentation of specific elements and novelties – the EIC pilot in practice
Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit EIC Task force 3, ‘Financial Instruments’, European Commission
16:15 | Q&A
16:45 | Networking Coffee