Call for proposals 2021 - Horizon Europe - EIC Accelerator Challenges HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01 Closed!


The EIC Accelerator Challenges supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones in identified areas of strategic relevance. Like EIC Accelerator Open, the EIC Accelerator Challenges focus on innovations building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).
The EIC Accelerator Challenges is open to innovations in the specific fields of technology or application described by the specific challenges of the EIC Work Programme 2021. However, innovations that harm the environment or social welfare or that are designed primarily for military applications will not be support


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01-01: Strategic Digital and Health Technologies
  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01-02: Green Deal innovations for the Economic Recovery

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 496,76 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 June 2021 - 4 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 06 October 2021 - 17 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2021 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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