EIC Accelerator Nov-2023 cut-off: highest number of proposals submitted in 2023

1 minute read / November 22, 2023

The European Innovation Council (EIC) received 1,083 full applications from start-ups and SMEs for the EIC Accelerator 8 Nov 2023 cut-off. Blended finance continues to be in high demand – 666 companies (61% of total applicants) requested grants combined with equity investments. 148 companies asked for grant only and 269 companies applied for grant first, with a possibility of equity investments at a later stage.

17% of the total proposals were submitted by companies with female CEOs. The applicants come from 39 different countries, with the highest number of participants coming from Germany, France, and Israel. 14% of applications originate from widening countries.

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