European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

European Innovation Council 2018-2020

On 27 October 2017, the European Commission has published the Work Programme 2018-2020 for “European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot”. The overall budget for the 2018 call is EUR 768.49 million. For the calls in 2019 there will be EUR 839.71 million and for the 2020 call EUR 1.105 billion available.

The new Work Programme “European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot” combines different funding instruments. They aim at fostering groundbreaking innovations as well as at increasing the number of quickly growing businesses. Until now, funding instruments included in EIC were attached to different Work Programmes.

The Working Programme comprises the following calls for proposals:

  • SME Instrument
  • Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)
  • FET Open
  • EIC Horizon Prizes