Apply for an EIC Accelerator Grant with Capti

 

Capti Consulting are specialists in the preparation of & submission of the EIC Accelerator funding grant by the European Commission (EC) and the European Innovation Council (EIC). Our service includes the preparation of all written documents, video production & storyboarding the submission of the grant application through the EC’s Funding and Tenders Portal as well as re-submissions if needed.

Under Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the EIC Accelerator follows a multi-step application procedure which begins with a short application and a pitch video, is followed by a long-form application document and, if successful, leads to an interview invitation to a face-to-face pitch week in Brussels (or video calls in rare exceptions). Segler Consulting’s services further extend to the support in scripting the pitch video, the preparation of the 10-minute pitch, in-depth briefings as well as multiple practise runs ahead of the 30-minute questioning by the jury.

 


 

Important EIC Accelerator update for UK applicants…

 

The Withdrawal Agreement (brexit) means that the UK can continue to participate in EU programmes, including Horizon 2020, that are financed by the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until their closure (i.e. for the lifetime of grants). UK participants will continue to receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual Horizon 2020 projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends at the end of 2020.

 

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in and lead Horizon 2020 projects and apply for Horizon 2020 grant funding. The vast majority of Horizon 2020 projects will be able to continue as before during the transition period and beyond. This includes ERC, MSCA, and the EIC Accelerator. However, for the latter, UK entities are now only eligible for the grant (not loans) element of the programme, meaning they cannot apply for equity support.

 

A very limited number of UK Horizon 2020 projects, which involve access to security-related sensitive information restricted for EU Member States, may be unable to continue after EU Exit in their current form. The government expects the European Commission to inform participants if this is the case.

 


The Future of the EIC / Project Horizons within the UK?

 

However, the UK government is under pressure to stop any participation in Project Horizon (currently £15bn per year) and divert these funds directly into UK based innovation. We envisage that the UK shall pull out of Project Horizons within the next 5 years & Capti now have an office based in the EU & will still be able to access the EIC accelerator for clients all be it slightly differently! Please ask us how?

 


 

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