Horizon Europe – 3.1 European Innovation Council – 2021-2027

The strand "European Innovation Council" is part of the Pillar 3 Innovative Europe. This strand is officially launched with Horizon Europe programme.
Budget for 2021-2022: 1.55 billion euro; Budget for 2021-2027: 8.62 billion euro
Horizon Europe – 2021-2027 Horizon Europe – Pillar 3 Innovative Europe – 2021-2027 Horizon Europe – 3.2 European Innovation Ecosystems – 2021-2027 Horizon Europe – 3.3 European Institute of Innovation and Technology – 2021-2027

Grants for developing innovation in Europe, in particular high-risk innovation in disruptive technologies and better integration of actors in innovation ecosystems. 

Priorities and funded actions

The strand “European Innovation Council” aims to identify, develop and deploy high risk innovations of all kind with a particular focus on breakthrough, market-creating and deep-tech innovations. It aims to support the rapid scale up of innovative technologies and companies (mainly start-ups and SMEs) at EU and international level along the pathway from ideas to market.



Open Funding

EIC Strategic challenges

EIC Prizes

EIC Community and Business Acceleration Services

Other Actions

Among financed actions:


Stéphane Ouaki


European Innovation Council (EIC) (RTD.A.EISMEA.E)

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

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