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    Oslo Sentralen (Marmorsalen), Øvre Slottsgt. 3 Kontakt: Benedicte Sognefest Gratis 05.06.2019 10.00.00 05.06.2019 16.00.00 Europe/Oslo European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow Event Sentralen (Marmorsalen), Øvre Slottsgt. 3 Benedicte Sognefest Benedicte.Sognefest@innovasjonnorge.no Legg til i kalender

    On the 5th of June, The European Commission, the Delegation of the European Union to Norway, in cooperation with Innovation Norway, The Research Council of Norway, The Ministry of Trade and Fisheries and the Ministry of Education and Research, is organizing an information event to present the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC). Representatives of the European Commission will present the objectives of the EIC and practical information related to the submission and evaluation of proposals.

    Presentations from the event 5 June:

    New funding opportunities for 2019 and 2020 under the Enhanced EIC Pilot include the following schemes:

    • EIC Pathfinder Pilot - comprises FET-Open and FET-Proactive and offers grants of up to €4 million to promote collaborative, inter-disciplinary research and innovation on science-inspired and radically new future technologies,
    • EIC Accelerator Pilot - builds on the SME Instrument Phase II and provides grant-only support (up to €2,5 million) as well as support in the form of blended finance (combining grant (up to €2,5 million) with an equity investment of up to €15 million). It supports high-risk, high-potential SMEs with potential to develop and commercialise new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth and shape new markets in Europe and worldwide.

    When: 5 June, 10:00-16:00 (Registration from 09:30)
    Where: Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo.
    Target audience: Business and inustry, SMEs, Venture capitalists, researchers, public authorities.

    The event is free of charge and will be held in English.

    Påmelding til European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow:


    9:30 - 10:00 Registration

    10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction
    Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry

    10:10 - 10:40 Introduction to policy rationale for an EIC
    Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, European Commission DG RTD

    10:40 - 10:50 How the EIC and venture capital can help companies scale
    Rikke Eckhoff Høvding, CEO, NVCA

    10:50-11:00 Experiences with the EIC (SMEI)
    André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe

    11:00-11:10 Experiences with the EIC (FET)
    Kristian Berg, Professor, Oslo University Hospital

    11:10 - 12:00 Panel discussion on the EIC 
    Moderator: Geir Ove Hansen, Senior Adviser, Innovation Norway

    • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, European Commission DG RTD
    • Håkon Haugli, CEO, Innovation Norway
    • Anne Kjersti Fahlvik , Executive Director Industries and Technologies, The Research Council of Norway
    • Rikke Eckhoff Høvding, CEO, The Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA)
    • André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe
    • Kristian Berg, Professor, Oslo University Hospital

    12:00 - 12:30 Q&A

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

    13:30 - 14:30 How to receive funding: Presentation of the new funding and practical elements
    Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit, European Commission DG RTD
    Katarzyna Jakimowicz, Senior Programme Advisor, European Commission DG RTD

    14:30 -15:00 Q&A

    15:00 - 16:00 Networking event


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