EIC ACCELERATOR pilot
FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION
The EIC Accelerator pilot -formerly, SME Instrument- supports high-risk, high-potential SMEs to develop close-to-market innovations, with ambitions to scale up and drive economic growth.
It is addressed to innovators with ground-breaking products, services and business models, that could shape new markets or disrupt existing ones.
It aims at filling the gap in funding for early-stage high-risk innovation through staged support covering the whole innovation cycle.
FTI promotes close-to-the-market innovation activities, under which industry plays a major role. FTI aims to reduce the time from idea to market, nurturing trans-disciplinary and cross-sector approaches.
FTI projects must be business-driven and clearly demonstrate a realistic potential for quick deployment and market take-up of innovations.
It aims at helping industry-driven consortia to mature and deliver advanced innovation concepts to the market and into society.