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WHAT IS THE EIC ACCELERATOR (SME INSTRUMENT)

A dedicated blended finance scheme in Horizon 2020 for the benefit of European Small and Medium Enterprises that have identified a new market opportunity and have developed a concept to exploit it through an innovative product or service. SMEs could receive up to €2.5 million grant and optional €15 million equity investment, plus business coaching and mentoring to scale up their innovation idea.

LOOKING FOR EUROPE’S NEXT INNOVATION LEADERS

The EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument) supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators to help them develop and bring onto the market new innovative products, services and business models that could drive economic growth.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We are looking for high growth, highly innovative SMEs with global ambitions. You should be actively investing in innovation, and looking to grow.

PROJECT SOUGHT

Projects at the technology readiness level 6 or higher (technology demonstration) have the best chances to receive funding.

OUR SERVICES

EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument) proposal preparation

The EIC Accelerator is a continuously open call with regular cut-offs. To access funds, applicants have to submit a well crafted proposal. In the first evaluation round, proposals are graded remotely by four independent experts. The top-scoring proposals are then invited to Brussels to pitch in front of a Jury. Companies selected for funding are normally able to start their projects in about 4 months from the application date.

Project work plan

Full development of a detailed work plan for the activities to be performed during the project.

Project Proposal Writing

We write your EIC Accelerator project proposal.

Proposal Submission

We take care of the proposal submission and all the related administrative activities.

Relationship Management

We support you on all Relationship Management with project officer.

Final version of the Consortium Agreement

The Consortium Agreement (CA) is made between participants in a project financed under Horizon 2020 to govern a number of issues that will or may arise during the project. A CA is required for all projects financed under the Horizon 2020 Programme. ALIEN TT supports the proponent SMEs with its expertise during this action.

Preparation of the Grant Agreement

The Grant Agreement sets out the rights, obligation, terms and conditions applicable to the grant awarded to the beneficiaries for implementing the action. Our experts will support you during this action.

EIC Accelerator Project Management

The set of activities carried out by Alien TT during the EIC Accelerator (SMEI) project includes the completion of administrative tasks for project reporting.

Consultancy for Project Monitoring & Reporting

Training

We offer a training on European project procedures.

Tasks Tracking

Tracking cost, quality and time of all tasks to be performed by each partner during the project.

Project report drafting

Writing of the project reports (M9, M18), preparation/support of the deliverables to be produced in the form of a report, financial reporting.

Planning activity

Planning and organisation of the meetings that will be chaired by the coordinator, preparing the agendas, proposing discussion points, preparing the minutes and tracking the implementation of decisions taken.

Report and Updates

Collecting information on the progress of the project and reports and other deliverables (including financial statements and related certifications) to be submitted to the project coordinator and PCC for their review.