Welcome to the EIC Service Catalogue!

This webpage provides EIC beneficiaries with a searchable catalogue of all the services offered by the European Innovation Council’s network of partners, known as EIC Partners.

You can find answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions on this service catalogue below.

FAQs

What is the EIC Service Catalogue?

EIC Service Catalogue is the webpage that centralises and displays the service offers of all selected EIC Partners. The EIC Service Catalogue is searchable by different filters (project stage – pathfinder, transition, accelerator, service category, partners’ country of origin, Technology Readiness Level, etc.). Each service offer is described in terms of activities, deadlines and financial requirements. The EIC Service Catalogue is the single-entry point for EIC beneficiaries to explore the available offer of services from EIC Partners and to apply for these services as well. The EIC Service Catalogue is targeted only towards EIC beneficiaries and Seal of Excellence holders.

Click here to watch a short introductory video about the EIC Service Catalogue.

Can I apply for these services? 

In order to apply, you must be an EIC beneficiary under one of the following instruments or the following titles: 

You can also use the three designations of the funding instruments (EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator) to help you find a service that addresses your needs. If you select EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition or EIC Accelerator as a filter, you will only see services targeted at the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and stages of development your chosen funding instrument covers. 

Seal of Excellence holders are also eligible for services and may filter the offers according to the funding instrument to which they previously applied. 

Applicants should note all applications will undergo eligibility check done by the EIC Project Officers assigned to the respective applicants. All applicants will receive feedback on the status of their eligibility from the EIC Project Officers. Applicants who successfully pass the eligibility check will receive feedback on the status of their application from the respective EIC Partners via the EIC Service Catalogue email notification. 

Click here to read the EIC beneficiaries' brief. 

What type of services can I find in the service catalogue? 

The EIC Partners offer a wide range of services, which are divided according to the following categories:

  • Acceleration, Incubation and Venture Building – Business programmes that support early-stage and growth-driven innovators through mentoring, financing, planning or product development services.  
  • Support Fundraising – Fundraising services encompass investor-readiness support, preparation for investor introductions, access to networks of investors and access to investment programmes.  
  • Matchmaking – Services designed to help innovators connect with relevant European players and engage with business networks that are able to provide technical, financial or strategic support. 
  • Business Planning – Services designed to help innovators with strategic issues (business modelling, product-market fit, market research) and business development (sales, go-to-market strategy, partnerships).  
  • Coaching & Mentoring – Training to support the reskilling and upskilling of founders and their team on very specific subjects.  
  • Access to Infrastructure and R&D Support – Scientific, technical support for product development or product validation. Specialised services related to the use of laboratories, coworking spaces and cutting-edge technological tools.  
  • IP & Legal – Services designed to help innovators with Intellectual Property assets (trademarks, patents, copyrights) and legal/regulatory affairs (product certification, quality standards, safety regulations).  
  • Due Diligence – Business appraisal services that estimate the company’s value, assets, and commercial potential. Due diligence services may have different focus (e.g., financial, legal, environmental, technological) depending on the goals of each innovator.  
  • Prototyping and PoC – Tools and methods that allow experimentation and early iteration of solutions with final users. The goal is to understand if the innovation is (technically) feasible, desired (by final users) and (economically) viable.  
  • HR Talent – Talent prospecting and acquisition support services.
  • Internationalisation – Support for market entry and expansion beyond the current borders of the innovator’s geographic location.

The list above is not exhaustive. More categories of services will be included during the Programme when more EIC Partner services are added.

How can I find the right service? 

Aside from filtering by the project stage/funding instrument, there are several other options for you to search in our Service Catalogue page: 

  • Find services that contain specific words by clicking on the search bar with the hourglass under the header; 
  • Select one of the available service categories in the scroll-down menu under the search bar; 
  • Narrow down your search by clicking the “FILTERS” button and selecting your project stage, your Technological Readiness Level (TRL), your sector, the dates on which you are looking for open services, and/or the country of the Partner providing the services you need.
How can I apply for a service? 

After clicking on the name of your chosen service, you will be redirected to a page with its full description, including information on the respective financial requirements 

Please click the “Apply now” button in the lower right corner of the page to open the application form. 

Click here to watch a short introductory video on how to apply for services through the EIC Service Catalogue.

You can also find guidelines on how to apply for services through the EIC Service Catalogue on the EIC beneficiaries' brief

Are all the EIC Partner services offered free of charge?

The EIC Partner services have different financial requirements, including free services, services offered at a reduced price, negotiable prices, equity deals and success fees.

To see the financial requirements for a specific service, please click the “Apply now” button under the service description. The cost of each service will appear just above the application form. 

Who are the EIC Partners? 

The EIC Partners are relevant stakeholders from the European innovation ecosystem who provide a set of their services, resources, and expertise to EIC innovators.   

They can be public or private entities, including venture builders, accelerators, incubators, technology parks and research and technology organisations, among others. These partnerships are established through the EIC Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support programme. 

How can I contact EIC Partners if I have any questions?

EIC beneficiaries can contact EIC Partners through the “Questions” button on the service description pages. A submission form will dropdown where the inquirers can pose a question that will be sent to the EIC Partner offering the particular service. Inquirers should receive a response from the EIC Partners within 3 working days. If inquirers do not receive a response, the Programme helpdesk can be contacted via eicpartnerships-helpdesk@eic-bas.eu. 

How can I receive updates and news about EIC Partners’ services?

The EIC helps innovators keep up with relevant service offers through the EIC Service Catalogue Highlights. This update is tailored according to funding instrument and distributed through email on a bi-monthly basis, in order to promote new services and let you know which offers have upcoming application deadlines.

Subscribe to the EIC Service Catalogue Highlights newsletter here.

What is the EIC Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support programme? 

The EIC Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support programme was launched in 2022 with the aim of expanding the EIC Business Acceleration Services by addressing two of the greatest challenges for its innovators: access to specialised sector-focused services and attracting private investors.  

The EIC Partners address the first need by providing:  

  • Standalone services such as workshops, training and matchmaking on topics that are not covered by BAS.  
  • Highly specific, niche services, such as access to research infrastructure, technological due-diligence or IP guidance.  
  • Integration into EIC Partner’s accelerations, incubation, or venture building programmes, according to the technology stage and specificities of the innovators’ project.  

On the co-investment front, beneficiaries are supported and trained to make the most of their interactions with investors and matched with the most relevant ones, both through events and direct introductions. 

For more information, please visit the webpage for the EIC Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support programme. 

What is the duration of the Programme?

The Programme runs from December 2021 to December 2025.

How can I get support for funding to access EIC Partners’ services?

EIC beneficiaries can access funding support to engage with EIC Partners' services through the Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) scheme implemented through the EIC ACCESS+ programme. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Application: EIC beneficiaries can participate in a permanent public open Call for Applications launched by EIC ACCESS+. During this stage, potential EIC beneficiaries should submit requests to access specialised services offered by EIC Partners on the EIC Service Catalogue.

  2. Selection: The EIC ACCESS+ consortium will select the EIC beneficiary applications received. The selection will be made based on eligibility criteria established in the permanent call.

  3. Matching: Matching between the applicant and the EIC Partners listed in the EIC Service Catalogue will be done directly by the applicant, who will select the provider when applying. However, the applicant may request EIC ACCESS+ support to find the appropriate match. In that case, ten EIC ACCESS+ consortium will help the EIC beneficiary to select the most appropriate service provider.

  4. Grant Assignment: The eligible application will receive financial support to cover 50% of the service cost and access funding within a threshold of up to €60000. 

How can I benefit from the co-financing from EIC Access+?

To access the co-financing, EIC beneficiaries must apply to the permanent Call for Applications which will be opened at the end of October to early November 2024. More information about the permanent call will be provided through the EIC ACCESS+ project and EIC/EISMEA communication channels.

Where can I find more information about the co-financing from EIC Access+?

EIC beneficiaries seeking more information about the co-financing opportunities provided by EIC ACCESS+ can refer to the following sources:

  • EIC ACCESS+ Website

  • EIC Service Catalogue

  • Information sessions and webinars organised by EIC ACCESS+

  • EIC ACCESS+ contact points 

As soon as the project starts (tentative date is August 2024), more detailed information will be given on the above information sources.

I am a current or aspiring EIC Partner. Where can I find more information about the EIC beneficiaries?

To learn more about the EIC beneficiaries, we invite you to check the latest EIC Impact Report and familiarize yourself with their needs through the Needs Analysis Report

You can discover EIC beneficiaries in your targeted sectors, countries and stages of development in the following databases:

You can also find general information about the EIC beneficiaries on the EIC’s FAQ.