3.2 European Innovation Council (EIC) – SME Instrument

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 3: Ecosystem/framing conditions

Session 3.2 – European Innovation Council (EIC) – SME Instrument

30 October 2018, 16:00-17:00, room STRAUSS 3


This session foresees an open discussion on the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot running under the Horizon 2020 programme designed to provide funding and opportunities to innovators, start-ups and companies. Insights about how it will work and considerations for the future will be presented, followed by thoughts on how to support SMEs in promoting their innovations, with a view on how to accelerate disruptive innovation.


Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • The SME Instrument – examples from Spanish SMEs
    Lucía Iñigo Paarmann, CDTI
  • Development of a Machine for Multi Material Manufacturing
    Erich Neubauer, RHP Technology GmbH
  • The SME Instrument – experiences with building a European Accelerator Programme
    t.b.c.
  • How to accelerate disruptive innovation in SMEs supporting them to promote consistent innovation and international growth
    Felix Tiefenbacher, Heliovis

Moderator: t.b.c.

Rapporteur: Franz Haider

Lucía Iñigo Paarmann

NMBP Management Programme Committee Member
Centre of Industrial Technological Development (CDTI)

Erich Neubauer

Managing Director
RHP-Technology GmbH

Felix Tiefenbacher

CEO
Heliovis