On the European level, the EIC Accelerator Pilot is aimed exclusively at small and medium-sized companies with high growth potential that want to bring their risky developments to the market. The program is open to any topic and includes a quick funding decision. In general, developments that are close to the market are funded after their technology has been demonstrated. In addition to the project expenses (with funding rate of up to 70%), research institutions and universities can also be involved in the project as subcontractors and coaching and mentoring offers as well as so-called business acceleration services can be supported.
The submission deadline is October 7th, 2020. The project duration is usually 1-2 years.