SynergistEIC is an EU-funded deep tech growth program that seeks to ensure the scaling up of EU deep tech startups by providing custom, industry-focused, 6 months growth programs that will act as a catalyst in delivering market-ready applications and technology solutions in 4 key impact areas: climate-tech, clean-tech, circular economy, and agri-food.
SynergistEIC’s long term strategic objective is to help European technology startups scale, contributing towards the competitiveness and strategic autonomy of the EU and fulfilling its ambitious Net Zero goals. It will do so by providing tailored, specific, and hands-on support to European impact-driven startups, notably in the Greentech sector to become more competitive and increase their readiness to be successful in the EIC Accelerator. Special focus will be devoted to attracting high-potential companies from Widening countries. Startups developing deep tech solutions (based on AI, Machine learning and language processing, Bigdata, Advanced Computing, Bioengineering, Next Generation Internet, Blockchain, IoT) will be favoured.
SynergistEIC’s main objectives are to:
The first SynergistEIC Open Call and its 6-months growth program aims to foster the launch, development, growth and scaling of new products, services, processes, and integrated solutions in the Green Tech sector. The 1st Open Call to participate will be open until Wednesday June 14th, 5pm CET.
Single legal entities established in Member States (MS) of the European Union (including their outermost regions) or in Horizon Europe associated countries are eligible to participate in the SynergistEIC’s 1st Open Call for Green Tech Startups.
A total of 15 startups will be selected and the programme will be divided between those with (x5) and without (x10) experience in applying the EIC Accelerator (or former SME Instrument).
Digital and deep tech startups that:
Activities should aim to increase market coverage of selected solutions. It can be achieved through:
Digital and deep tech startups that:
Activities & services that qualify for financial support should aim to increase the market readiness of the products or services developed by beneficiaries and their readiness to apply for EIC Accelerator.
Specific eligibility criteria:
The SynergistEIC program brings the following benefits to the selected beneficiaries:
The SynergistEIC application form is available on F6S platform , which is the unique entry point for all application submissions to the 1st Open Call. Applications must be submitted in English (submissions done in any language other than English will not be eligible or evaluated) and before the official deadline: 10th of May 2023, 17:00 (CEST).
Proposers will need to submit two files as their application package:
The selection process will take place through different steps.
At the end of the evaluation phase, 15 proposals will be selected. The other proposals that were invited to the Step 2 evaluation will remain in a reserve list in case a selected proposal fails to sign the sub-grant agreement.
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