All EIC supported projects and companies get access to coaching, mentoring, partnering and other EIC Business Acceleration Services

In addition to the coaching & training and access to corporates, investors and procurers, EIC-supported researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs have access to the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) programme. With the EIC GHG programme, part of the Business Acceleration Services, the EIC offers the support and expertise needed to assess, track and efficiently reduce the carbon footprint of beneficiaries and co-create new green services and business along the way.

The EIC GHG programme is a journey towards carbon neutrality, with a set of unique steps that SMEs will benefit from. This includes the use of a dedicated GHG tool to assess a company’s carbon footprint and suggest mitigation measures, monthly webinars to support these services, as well co-co-creation activities & working groups with corporates, industrial associations, regions in carbon transition and others SMEs.


EIC Greenhouse Gas Tool

The EIC GHG Tool  is the starting point for considering and developing the most efficient solutions to reduce GHG emissions and assess to what extent one company’s strategy is compatible with EU objectives.

Access the tool here.
(Please note that this login area is accessible only to the Members)

The GHG Tool allows EIC beneficiaries to estimate emissions. It covers direct sources like on-site energy use. It also accounts for indirect sources in manufacturing and transportation. Once emissions are calculated for a baseline year, the tool suggests reduction measures. These are typical steps for a company’s activities. Beneficiaries then choose measures and set implementation goals. Based on results and choices, beneficiaries can propose innovative products. These products could further lower emissions in different categories. The aim is to engage beneficiaries in reducing their carbon footprint.

Regular webinars on the use of the GHG Tool will be organized. To apply, please go to the EIC Community.

For more information on how to fill in the EIC GHG Tool, check out the tutorial here.


Support services and sectorial webinars

Through the dedicated EIC GHG support services and sectorial webinars, EIC beneficiaries will acquire expert knowledge on CO2 emissions, climate regulations and learn why climate action is a business case. As from September 2021 EIC beneficiaries will have access to:

  • Monthly webinars on climate issues and policies, best practices, instructions to use the GHG tool (more below) and key reduction measures;
  • A GHG Resource Library with studies, papers and other sources that cover and support the content from the monthly webinars. The library is updated is updated every two/three months with new information, sources and studies on the latest climate science news;
  • Direct support from CO2 experts during regular online live sessions (4h per month as from September 2021) and an online helpdesk;
  • Weekly content on the EIC Community, including a news recap of all climate related news and inspiring success stories. The EIC Community is home to over 5500 of Europe’s most innovative startups and scaleups, many of whom are already working on innovative services and products that positively contribute to GHG emissions reduction. The EIC Community features an overview of these leading examples, which it updates regularly. The initiative will also regularly update beneficiaries on the latest climate breakthroughs and additional benefits of climate-friendly actions.

A full list of webinars can be found at the end of the page (see ‘Calendar’). To apply for the EIC GHG webinars, please visit the EIC Community.


Co-creation and working groups

The EIC GHG co-creation activities are a key component of the programme and will enable EIC beneficiaries to partners with Europe’s largest corporates (SUEZ, Unilever, Bondalti), industrial associations (Cepi), regions in carbon transition (Western Macedonia, Katowice) and other SMEs.

Co-creation helps beneficiaries focus on customers. It improves connections between partners. This increases the chances of successfully adapting ideas into new products and services. Each co-creation activity lasts six months. This includes applying, selecting partners, and starting collaboration. It culminates in a demo day. There, teams can showcase what they co-created.

Additionally, the initiative invites EIC beneficiaries to join online Working Groups on the EIC Community Platform. Working Groups on the EIC Community Platform will help start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs to successfully establish co-creation teams (co-creation peer-to-peer) with the help of qualified business facilitators.

A full list of co-creation activities can be found in the calendar below. To apply for the EIC GHG co-creation activities, please visit the EIC Community.


Consult the Calendar here.


EIC greenhouse gas programme

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