19 Apr 2022
European Innovation Council publishes report on realising deep-tech entrepreneurial talent of Europe
On 14 April 2022, the European Commission published a report of the EIC expert group on the design of the EIC Marketplace and Tech to Market activities. In this report, the expert group recommends that the European Innovation Council (EIC) creates two ambitious deep-tech training programmes - the Trailblazer and the Pioneer - to foster technological solutions and realise human entrepreneurial talent.
The “raison d’être” of the EIC is to realise and accelerate breakthrough innovation for rapid market growth as well as to promote the European Union's strategic autonomy. The European innovation ecosystem being fragmented, providers of solutions or proto-solutions are sparse and unwilling/unable to take the necessary risk. The expert group recommends that the EIC takes the responsibility to grow the human talent, the scientific entrepreneurs who can bring the development of breakthrough technologies to the market. To attain these goals, they present how this could be done.
The report can be downloaded here: