Based on the European Innovation Council (EIC) Work Programme for 2023, the Accelerator Programme/Scheme consists of Accelerator Open, and Accelerator Challenges, each of which is described in short below, including cut-off deadlines and budget value.
Overall budget for 2023: €524.7 million
Short applications: no deadline - continuous
The EIC Accelerator provides blended finance (Innovation and Market Deployment Action) which is composed of:
Applications that meet all the criteria at the remote evaluation stage and are assessed positively by the EIC jury but not recommended for funding, will be awarded a Seal of Excellence to help them secure funding from other sources. Companies with a Seal of Excellence can also get support from EIC Business Acceleration Services. To be eligible for a Seal of Excellence you must give consent to sharing some basic information about your application with other funding and support organisations.
Source: European Commission, 2023