Belgian edition of the European Innovation Council Roadshow, 1 July, Brussels

  • 18 juni 2019

We invite you to the Belgian edition of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Roadshow, in Brussels

Monday, 1 July 2019, 14.00-17.00


Conscience Building 0G00 - Hadewych Auditorium, Koning Albert II-laan 15, 1210 Brussel  (at walking distance from the North Station).   

Route description to Conscience Building

The European Innovation Council (EIC) will offer €2bn for the financing of disruptive, market-creating innovation in its pilot action between 2019 and 2020. Experts from the European Commission will introduce the European Innovation Council (EIC) to interested stakeholders  in Belgium. A panel will discuss on the policy, followed by an information session on the novelties in the revised work programme 2019-2020. After introducing the rationale behind the Enhanced EIC Pilot in Horizon 2020, DG R&I will explain practical elements in the implementation, the novelties of the Enhanced EIC Pilot as well as details on upcoming calls. The full-fledged EIC is expected to begin its activities under Horizon Europe (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €10bn.

The 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.

The EIC Accelerator Pilot builds on the SME Instrument Phase II and provides grant-only support as well as support in the form of blended finance (combining grant and equity).



13:30-14:00 Registration and coffee

Introduction and welcome,  policy officer Hilde Vermeulen, Flanders’ government department Economy, Science and Innovation

14:00-14:20 The policy rationale of the EIC

Jean-David Malo, Director of the EIC Task Force (EIC TF), DG R&I, European Commission

14:20 - 15:00: Panel discussion

Jean-David Malo, Director of the EIC Task Force (EIC TF), DG R&I, European Commission

Head of Enterprise Europe Network Flanders, Lutgart Spaepen, Flanders Innovation & Enterprise

Head of department Entrepreneurship Bart Candaele, Flanders Innovation & Enterprise

Baudouin Jambe, Director, Directorate of Accompaniement and Awareness raising, Department of Research and Technological development, Public Service of Wallonia – Economy, Employment and Research

Scientific Director Kourosch Abbaspour Tehrani, Innoviris, Region Brussels

CEO Reginald Vossen, BAN Vlaanderen

Product Manager SynaptiQ Building Matthijs De Deygere, 3E, SME Instrument Phase 2 beneficiary

15:00 - 15:30 Q&A


15:30 - 16:30: The EIC in more details: Specific elements and novelties of the revised Work
Programme 2019-2020, calls opening, cut-off dates

Pathfinder, Martin Lange, EIC Task Force, deputy Head of Unit REA A-5, DG R&I, European Commission

AcceleratorM. Stéphane Ouaki, EIC Task Force, Head of Unit TF-3 Financial Instruments, DG R&I, European Commission

16:30-17:00 Q&A


17:00-18:00 Drink 


Please register on this  form. You will receive a confirmation mail for your  attendance.


In co-organisation with

Vlaamse Leeuw en departement Economie, Wetenschap & InnovatieInnovirisNCP BrusselsNCP FlandersNCP FNRSNCP WALLONIEWALLONIEhub brussel