The NCP4Industry Network supports Cluster 4 Horizon Europe proposers

Cluster 4 and Cluster 5 NCPs meet the EIC Community

We are glad to invite you to the online event "Cluster 4 and Cluster 5 NCPs meet the EIC Community” on the 12th of April at 10.00 – 11.30 (CEST).

The event is designed to introduce the EIC Accelerator funding and project examples primarily from the point of view of industrial SMEs. In addition to Horizon Europe cluster calls Horizon Europe offers funding possibilities e.g. through the European Innovation Council. The EIC Accelerator is a support option for TRL5-TRL8 actions and beyond offered to the most innovative SMEs that thematic NCPs may come across also in their thematic Horizon Europe cluster areas.

This event is continuation to the earlier “Cluster 4 meets EIC” info session (May 2024) focusing on the Pathfinder and Transition funding of the European Innovation Council. This time we will introduce the EIC Accelerator funding supporting SMEs´ innovations building on scientific discoveries or breakthrough technologies. Combination of grant and equity funding of the EIC Accelerator helps companies develop their innovations into a market-ready product, service or process and to scale up and commercialize them in a shorter timeframe.

The event is meant for Horizon Europe NCPs (National Contact Points). In addition to building knowledge, it creates synergies among Cluster 4 and 5 NCPs and the EIC community. The event is organized in cooperation with CL4 network projects NCP4Industry and Ideal-ist, CL5 network project Greenet and the EIC network project ACCESS2EIC. All other Horizon Europe NCPs are welcome to join the event as well.



10:00 – 10:05



Welcoming on behalf of organizing NCP projects – Diego Coglitore, NCP4Industry, APRE


10:05 – 10:15EIC and cooperation with different HE clusters - “Political aspect” – Albena Kuyumdzhieva, Policy Officer, European Innovation Council, DG RTD
10:15 – 10:30 

General overview of the EIC Accelerator – Susana Getman, Project Advisor · European Commission Executive Agency for SMEs, EISMEA


10:30 – 10:50EIC Challenge topics 2024 – Anne-Marie Sassen, Head of Programme Managers Office, EISMEA
10:50 – 11:00Q&A / open discussion
11:00 – 11:20Presentation of EIC Accelerator project examples – Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager, EISMEA
11:20-11:30Q/A & open discussion