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FRENCH AND ISRAELI SMES MAIN BENEFICIARIES OF FIRST ROUND OF EIC BLENDED FINANCE

The European Innovation Council (EIC) announced its first round of ‘blended’ grant and equity investments with a commitment to fund 39 high-tech SMEs, of which the largest number come from France and Israel. Another 36 companies won grants alone. The … Continue reading

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287 SMEs RECEIVE FUNDING FROM LAST ROUND OF EIC SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1

A total of 287 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 31 countries have been selected for funding under the last round of the EIC SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme, now known as the EIC Accelerator. … Continue reading

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EARLY WARNING EUROPE – HELPING SMES SURVIVE AND PROSPER

According to European Commission data, more than 200 000 companies a year enter into insolvency procedures, and less than half of businesses survive their first five years. The COSME co-funded Early Warning Europe project, which presented its results at a … Continue reading

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2019 SME ASSEMBLY AND EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AWARDS

At this year’s SME Assembly, which took place in Helsinki from 25 to 27 November, the European Commission unveiled the winners of the 2019 European Enterprise Promotion Awards, rewarding organisations which support entrepreneurship and small businesses at national, regional and … Continue reading

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NANTES IS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION 2019

The winners of the 2019 award for the European Capital of Innovation were announced at the European Research and Innovation Days at the end of September in Brussels with the city of Nantes in north-west France taking the top prize. … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF 2019 EUROPEAN SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

On 24 October 2019, the European Commission announced the winners of the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition. Under this year’s theme, “Challenging Plastic Waste”, three private sector projects out of 543 applicants won a €50 000 grant for creating innovative … Continue reading

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2019 INNOVATION KITCHEN REPORT PUBLISHED

The 2019 edition of the Innovation Kitchen report offers first-hand insights into growth trends and profiles of the companies funded under the EIC Accelerator pilot (formerly SME Instrument). Since its start in 2014, the programme has helped over 4 400 … Continue reading

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