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Helsinki 23.-24.5.2019

European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow

Europa House (Eurooppasali)
Malminkatu 16, Helsinki



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European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow

Experts from the European Commission will hold a policy discussion and an information session on the European Innovation Council (EIC). The policy discussion will explain the rationale behind the Enhanced EIC Pilot, while the information session will cover practical elements and novelties of the Enhanced EIC Pilot as well as details on upcoming calls.

The EIC Pathfinder Pilot comprises FET-Open and FET-Proactive and offers grants of up to €4 million to promote collaborative, inter-disciplinary research and innovation on science-inspired and radically new future technologies.

The EIC Accelerator Pilot builds on the SME Instrument Phase II and provides grant-only support as well as support in the form of blended finance (combining grant and equity).

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10:30 - 10:40: The policy rationale of the EIC
                        Director Jean-David Malo, European Commission

10:40 - 11:40: Panel discussion
                        Director Jukka Häyrynen, Ministry of Employment and
                        the Economy (panel moderator)

                        Director Jean-David Malo, European Commission
                        Jury Member, EIC Pilot, Nora Kaarela, Business Finland
                        Private Investor Inka Mero, Voima Ventures
                        EIC Beneficiary, CSO Pekka Laurila, ICEYE

11:40 - 12:00: Q&A

12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH


13:00 - 13:30: The EIC in more details: Specific elements and novelties of the
                        revised Work Programme 2019-2020
                         Director Jean-David Malo, European Commission

13:30 - 14:00: The EIC in practice: Calls opening, cut-off dates, evaluation
                        Head of Unit Timo Hallantie, REA
                        Head of Sector Catherine Eginard, EASME

14:00 - 14:15: A practical case of the EIC (SME Instrument Phase 2)
                        Communication Manager Elina Voutilainen, CH-Bioforce Oy      

14:15 - 14:30: A practical case of the EIC (FET Open)
                        Research Team Leader Mika Prunnila, VTT 

14:30 - 15:00: Q&A