European Innovation Ecosystems Online Info Session

Date - 07/09/2022
9:30 - 11:45

Learn more about the calls and how to apply! A team of experts will share insights about the work programmes & application process.


On 07 September 2022, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organising an informative webinar to learn more about the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme (EIE) and the Startup Europe initiative under the European Innovation Council Work Programme 2022.

The EIE WP aims to create more connected, inclusive and efficient innovation ecosystems that support the scaling of companies and spur innovation to address important challenges. The focus is on:

  • building interconnected innovation ecosystems across Europe that foster inclusiveness (CONNECT destination)
  • reinforcing network connectivity within and between innovation ecosystems for sustainable business growth in Europe (SCALEUP destination). This includes support to women-led companies in deep tech (Women TechEU call).
  • building synergies with the wider European startup ecosystem via the second wave of actions under the Commission’s Startup Europe initiative (STARTUPEU call).

All these actions encourage innovation and stimulate cooperation among national, regional and local innovation actors in view of helping European innovators and European enterprises to achieve their full potential.

Five calls are currently open for various types of innovation ecosystem stakeholders. The deadline for submissions is 27 September 2022 for the CONNECT calls, 04 October 2022 for SCALEUP and Women TechEU, and 17 November 2022 for the STARTUPEU Call.

Registration to the Info Session is now open, please click on the register button below if you want to attend. For more information about the calls check the European Innovation Ecosystems page and the Startup Europe call.

You can already submit your questions for our speakers in using the event code #EIE2022


9:30 Introduction and opening
09:45 The European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) work-programme



The EIE and Startup EU Calls for proposals:

CONNECT: Implementing co-funded action plans for interconnection of innovation ecosystems and stimulating innovation procurement

SCALEUP: Expanding Investment Ecosystems

STARTUPEU: Enhancing synergies between the EIC and Startup Europe

Women TechEU

10:50 Q&A
11:45 Conclusions

Register here

Book your seat, 2 weeks left to register, registration will end on 7 September 2022, 11:00 CEST


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