EIC Fund - Performance in France & Benelux
Over €1 billion in the form of grants, equity investments or blended finance were awarded to companies in France & Benelux between 2014-2022. 800+ companies in France & Benelux successfully applied for funding from Europe's flagship EIC Accelerator programme (previously called SME instrument under Horizon 2020).
The EIC Accelerator programme helps high-risk, innovative SMEs and start-ups willing to develop and commercialise new products, business models, and services. These developments could potentially drive economic growth and influence new markets or disrupt existing European or global markets. The EIC Accelerator programme opens funding and investment opportunities worth over €1.13 billion.
EIC Funding Impact in France & Benelux
Between 2014-2022, 806 companies were successful in applying for funding from Europe's flagship EIC Accelerator programme (previously called SME instrument under Horizon 2020). €1262 million were awarded in the form of grants, equity investments or a combination of the two: blended finance.
Companies in France & Benelux represent 13.8% of the successful applicants to this programme. 24.8% of the total funding awarded has been won by companies in France & Benelux.