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A high level EIC launch ceremony on Thursday 18 March (9.30 – 11.30 CET) to include statements from political leaders and short exchanges with entrepreneurs, researchers and venture capitalists on the importance of the EIC to Europe’s economic recovery. This will be followed with an EIC applicant’s day: 19 March 2021 (9.30 – 16.30 CET) to provide detailed presentations and Q&A on the main calls for proposals.

Launch ceremony

18 March (9.30 – 11.30 CET)

Statements from Heads of States and EU institutions

Short specific sessions on the contribution of the EIC to Europe’s economic recovery:

  • EIC for building businesses from breakthrough science
    Speakers: Ingmar Hoerr (Founder and former CEO of CureVac), Silvia Scaglione (President of React4Life) and Louis de Lillers (CEO of CorWave)
    Moderator: Chris Sisserian (Sifted)
  • EIC for investing in deep tech
    Speakers: Hermann Hauser (Amadeus Capital), Veronika Oudova (Co-Founder and CEO of S-Biomedic) + other to be confirmed
    Moderator: Robin Wauters (Tech.EU)
  • EIC for creating innovation ecosystems for sustainability
    Speakers: Jim Snabe (Chair, Siemens) + other to be confirmed
    Moderator: Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)

Applicants’ day

19 March (9.30 – 16.30 CET)

For potential beneficiaries and stakeholders, the applicant day will provide concrete information on how the EIC works, how to apply, who is eligible, etc.

Sessions will include information on funding opportunities for research teams, startups, SMEs and investors.

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