Who can apply:
Innovators from EU Member States and countries associated to the Horizon Europe programme. Startups and SMEs with female CEOs are particularly encouraged to apply. Mid-caps can apply for investment funding only

Application & deadlines:
Phase 1: Anytime through the EIC platform. A video pitch, a slide deck and responses to a short set of questions about the innovation and the team are required. Evaluation: 4 weeks.
Phase 2: Approved applicants are invited to prepare a full application to submit to the cut-off date for both the Accelerator Open and Accelerator Challenge – 6 October, 2021.
Phase 3: Face to face interviews with an EIC jury – December 2021.