Report on impact of EIC pilot on innovation community published
On 22 September 2020, a report entitled "The impact of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot" which focuses on the results and impacts of the EIC Pilot (2018 – 2020) was published. The EIC Pilot was introduced under Horizon 2020 and it aims at identifying, supporting and accelerating the scale-up of breakthrough technologies and innovations. The fully-fledged EIC is currently under preparation and will be established as a flagship of Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).
The report documents progress against a set of Key Performance Indicators, such as on projects supporting Sustainable Development Goals (over 90 percent), the amount of follow up investments in EIC supported companies (€5.3 billion) and progress in supporting female innovators. As well as evidence of the overall impacts, the report focuses on areas of technology and innovation such as human centric artificial intelligence, quantum computing & medical imaging.