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EU Support Programs

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Double-click on the names of the programs to open the corresponding website.
NameLocationTagsDescriptionBenefit / $Requirements
Horizon Europe
EUall member countries
GrantTendersStage-agnostic

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding program for research and innovation with a budget of EUR 95.5bn; It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

Numerous grants and other means of financing for several topics related to ESG (mostly GreenTech). To see a list of all funding & tender opportunities click here

The requirements differ for each project but in general a PoC is required and it is usually only given to SMEs with less than 50 employees & less than EUR 50m revenues p.a.

EIC Accelerator (part of Horizon Europe)
EU all member countries
GrantProject-basedindustry-agnosticSMEs

The EIC (European Innovation Council) Accelerator supports high-risk, high-potential SMEs and innovators to help them develop and bring onto the market new innovative products, services, and business models that could drive economic growth.

The accelerator phase usually lasts one to two years, usually covers up to 70% of the project costs and offers the following two options: 1) Funding between EUR 0.5 and 2.5m 2) Funding plus additional equity capital of up to EUR 15m

Concerning the selection process, the main criteria are marketability, quality of implementation, risk and market potential, and USP. The process is centered around the question of whether your startup can create European added value.