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News article19 December 2022

Funding opportunity - EIC Accelerator Challenge: Novel technologies for resilient agriculture

Take a look at the new call “EIC Accelerator Challenge: Novel technologies for resilient agriculture” published under the EIC Work Programme 2023

The EIC Accelerator, is one of the three schemes of the EIC (Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator). It supports individual Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in particular Start-ups and spinout companies to develop and scale up game-changing innovations. In some cases, small mid-caps (up to 500 employees) can also be supported.

The EIC Accelerator provides substantial financial support with:

  • grant funding of up to €2.5 million for innovation development costs,
  • investments of up to €15 million.

Companies working on technologies of strategic European interest can apply for EIC investments of more than €15 million. 

In addition, EIC selected companies receive coaching, mentoring, access to investors and corporates, and many other opportunities as part of the EIC community.

Calls for short applications are continuous (and there are 4 cut-off dates for full applications, the last one being 4 October 2023)

More information: EIC Accelerator (



Publication date
19 December 2022
Innovation, knowledge exchange & EIP-AGRI