A total of 986 applications were submitted to the EIC Accelerator by the deadline of 15 June 2022.


Compared to the previous deadlines, this represents a slight decrease: 1,093 applications were submitted in March 2022 and 1,109 in October 2021.


At country level, Germany took the top spot with 110 applications submitted - followed by Israel (87), Italy (85) and Spain (81).


While 74% of applicants applied to the EIC Accelerator Open, 26% of applications were submitted in one of the two Challenges.


Despite the well-known delays in payment, Blended Finance remains the tool of choice: a total of 638 companies (65%) have opted for Blended Finance, 158 others for Grant First (16%) and 190 companies (19%) are hoping for funding without equity capital (Grant Only).


In the past two deadlines, the evaluation could be expected after about 30 days. If this is the case again, the results should be announced in mid-July 2022.



The interviews are planned for the period 12-23 September 2022.

Are you interested in the EIC Accelerator and would like to find out more?

Or are you already in the middle of the process and looking for concrete support with your application? Feel free to contact us.

Stefan Durm

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Stefan Durm

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I have been successfully involved in international projects for about 10 years. I have designed and coordinated international research consortia as well as (co-)developed and successfully implemented more than 50 business plans for highly innovative deep-tech start-ups. To keep sharpening my knowledge, I am a founding member of the European Association of Innovation Consultants (EAIC) and represent EurA there.This makes me a very good first point of contact for questions about international funding projects.

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