Interesting projects for the EIC Accelerator

The program looks for projects that are ambitious, have a solid scientific and technological foundation, and have the potential to create significant impact and societal benefits.

Date: 14. 12. 2022


The European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator is a program that provides funding and support to innovative startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have the potential to scale up and become global leaders in their field. The program looks for projects that are ambitious, have a solid scientific and technological foundation, and have the potential to create significant impact and societal benefits.

Some examples of projects eligible for EIC Accelerator support include:
- Projects working on innovative technologies or solutions in areas such as health, energy, digital technologies or the environment
- Projects that have the potential to disrupt existing markets or create new markets
- Projects that are led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and have a clear plan for scaling and commercial success
- Projects that are strongly customer-focused and address real challenges or needs

Horizon Europe


Horizon Europe is designed to support a wide range of research and innovation projects in a variety of fields and sectors. Some examples of projects eligible for Horizon Europe funding are:

- Basic and applied research projects that aim to improve knowledge and understanding in a specific area
Collaborative research projects involving researchers from different countries or institutions
Innovation projects aimed at developing new technologies, products or services
Demonstration projects that aim to test and validate new technologies or innovations in a real-world environment
Market-oriented projects, which aim to bring new products or services to market.

In general, Horizon Europe aims to support projects that are ambitious, have a solid scientific and technological basis, and have the potential to boost economic growth and improve the lives of citizens. If you have a specific project idea in mind, you can check Horizon Europe's website to see if it meets the program's objectives and eligibility criteria.


Several mistakes are often made when preparing a project proposal for Horizon Europe. Some of the most common mistakes are:

Not fully understanding the program's objectives and eligibility criteria: Horizon Europe has specific objectives and eligibility criteria that must be met in order for a project to be considered for funding. It is important that you carefully read and understand these criteria before preparing your proposal to ensure that your project aligns with the program's objectives and is eligible for funding.
Your proposal is not aligned with the program's priorities: Horizon Europe has a number of priorities and focus areas, including health, energy, digital technologies, and environment. It is important that your proposal aligns with these priorities and addresses one or more of the program's key challenges.
You are not involving the right partners: Horizon Europe is a collaborative program that encourages cross-border partnerships and the involvement of a wide range of partners. It is important to think carefully about who you want to involve in your project and ensure that you have the right mix of partners with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.
- You do not have a clear plan for implementation: a well-written proposal is not enough to get Horizon Europe funding. You must also have a clear plan for how you will implement your project, including a detailed budget and timeline, and you must be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary resources and expertise to successfully complete the project.
Failure to comply with proposal guidelines: Horizon Europe has specific guidelines for formatting and submitting proposals. It is important that you read and follow these guidelines carefully to ensure that your proposal is complete and meets all program requirements.

The key to a successful Horizon Europe proposal is to carefully read and understand the program's objectives and eligibility criteria, align your proposal with the program's priorities, involve the right partners, have a clear plan for implementation, and follow the proposal guidelines. By avoiding these common mistakes, you can increase your chances of receiving Horizon Europe funding.

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