Pillar 3 - Innovative Europe

Stimulating market-creating breakthroughs and ecosystems conducive to innovation.

European Innovation Council

  • Supporting innovations with breakthrough and market-creating potential. Two complementary instruments have been put in place to bridge the gap between the original idea and an investable project: the pathfinder grants (from early technology to pre-commercial) and the accelerator grants (from pre-commercial to market and scale-up).

European innovation ecosystems

  • Connecting with regional and national innovation actors.

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

  • Bringing key actors (research, education and business) together around a common goal for nurturing innovation.