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EIC Accelerator SME Instrument

The EIC Accelerator (previous SME Instrument) has been designed for single for-profit SMEs with high-risk, high-potential projects determined to bring them to the market and to scale them up. The programme offers funding through grant and optional equity. Besides, it also offers business coaching, mentoring and acceleration services.

The new EIC Accelerator SME Instrument is currently in its pilot phase (EIC Accelerator Pilot), and will we be fully fledged under the new EU Framework Program: Horizon Europe.  

The new EIC Accelerator SME Instrument is the updated continuation of the EIC SME Instrument Calls.

In Innovarum we are experts in this programme.

We have participated in the EIC SME Instrument since the first call. Through this programme we have the pleasure to work with some of the most innovative SMEs in Europe helping them to bring their innovative ideas to the market.

We have an excellent funding rate, 10-folding the EU average:


Funding rate Ph 1 SME Instrument

Under the new EIC Accelerator Pilot, the Phase 1 of the Call no longer exists. 


Funding rate Ph 2 SME Instrument

From June 2019, the EIC Accelerator only has one phase and offers two funding options:

Grant only

TRL (Technology Readiness Level) 6-8.

Funding: grant only, from 0.5 to 2.5M euros.

Duration: from 12 to 24 months.

Blended funding

TRL: activities above TRL 8 wil only be financed through this option.

Funding: grant and equity.

(Up to 15M euros in equity in addition to the grant.)

Duration: from 12 to 24 months.