This post is the first in a series of guides to help our readers better prepare for their EIC grant proposals. You can check this series of posts here or ask us for an evaluation here. Many people do not know how to properly do a SWOT analysis. Unfortunately, that is why this relatively basic… Continue reading How To Do a Good SWOT Analysis as Part Of Your EIC Proposal
Are you looking for support to step up your innovation game? Share your input with the EIC and help us shape new partnerships! Less than a year after its official launch, the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) unique approach to identifying and scaling up Europe’s game changing innovation has already created a vibrant community. https://eic.ec.europa.eu/index_en Now, the EIC… Continue reading Business Acceleration Services Programme: Ecosystem Partnership and Co-investment Support
SMEs: the engine of today’s economy. Is you Start-up/SME eligible to apply for the EIC Accelerator? Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% of all businesses in the European Union. They are the driving disruptive mechanism for innovative solutions and a digital sustainable economy, in front of the revolution to tackle challenges like climate change,… Continue reading SMEs: the engine of today’s economy. Is your Start-up/SME eligible to apply for the EIC Accelerator?
“The secret sauce to writing a successful European proposal: 6 tips to achieve the European Innovation Council excellence”. Every project is unique on its weaknesses and strengths. The EIC Accelerator is one of the most competitive and advantageous funding programmes now available. All the innovation aspects of your proposal will be part of the evaluation;… Continue reading The secret sauce to writing a successful European proposal: 6 tips to achieve the European Innovation Council excellence
Among the pilot projects of the European Innovation Council, there is the EIC Accelerator: a great funding opportunity to drive economic growth, dedicated to innovators, entrepreneurs, SMEs and high-level scientists. The opportunity of the EIC Accelerator includes both economic support and acceleration services for high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and market new… Continue reading EIC Accelerator: funding opportunities to drive economic growth
Individual Evaluation Report or IER is the model on which the evaluation of the individual proposal dedicated to the EIC Accelerator is based. Basically, the European Innovation Council has prepared an evaluation grid based on 5 main applications: Operational Capacity, Sub-contracting, Technical Readiness Level (TRL), Use of embryonic stem cells (hESC) and Scope of the… Continue reading IER – Individual Evaluation Report to assess the EIC Proposal
The Value Proposition Canvas is a tool which can help ensure that an innovative product or service is positioned around what the customer values and needs. The Value Proposition Canvas was initially developed by Dr. Alexander Osterwalder as a framework to ensure that there is a fit between the product and market. It is a… Continue reading What is the innovation “Value Proposition Canvas” and why does it matter?
Why we decide to provide innovative startup advice at cost and align on success THE CORPORATE INVESTMENT TIMES MAY 2020 | WORLD‘S TOP NEXTGEN INVESTMENT MAGAZINE USHERING THE NEXTGEN www.CORPORATEINVESTMENTTIMES.com AFS provides consulting services and execution for innovative small and medium enterprises or startups. One venue of raising capital for such clients is the Horizon… Continue reading Why we decide to provide innovative startup advice at cost and align on success
In its core practice AFS has come across dozens of start-ups of all sorts and makes. Some truly successful, some just about to make it, some lacking, the vast expanse of mediocre ones and last-but-not-least truly odd ones. We often ask ourselves the question what makes a start-up make it. This is a million-euro question… Continue reading What makes a start-up truly innovative?
Before starting with the essence we need to stress the importance of being concise and to the point. Word limits do apply and are controlled by the web-based submission platform. This means that all the points below need to be covered, but within the limits set out. First the applicant organisation and all partners involved… Continue reading How to be successful in writing an EIC proposal