Info Day EIC: registration open
June 2023

European Union and innovation: on 20 June the Info Day EIC will be held in Rovereto, a day entirely dedicated to the European Innovation Council programmes to support entrepreneurial and research projects. After an initial informative part on the general framework, there will be testimonials from companies awarded EIC calls and one-to-one meetings during which it will be possible to present your own project proposal.

The event is organised by Trentino Sviluppo and the Trentino Innovation Hub Foundation (HIT).


20 JUNE 2023, 9 - 12 A.M.


The European Innovation Council

The European Union plays a key role in supporting the development and growth of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, which are a driver of innovation and job creation. The European Innovation Council acts as a bridge between the entrepreneurial ecosystem and EU resources. Through a combination of funding, mentorship, networking and access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, it helps startups and SMEs turn their innovative ideas into successful products and services on the market.

The EIC was established as part of the Horizon Europe programme and has a budget of EUR 10 billion to support innovations throughout their entire life cycle, from early-stage research, proof of concept, technology transfer, funding and the creation of start-ups and SMEs.

Info Day EIC: how the event is structured

As the name of the initiative implies, the Info Day EIC is first and foremost an informative event, where startups, spinoffs, companies and researchers will be provided with the essential tools to successfully participate in EIC calls for proposals and take advantage of funding opportunities for research and innovation. 

The following topics will be covered during the day:

  • Introduction to EIC in the context of EU policies
  • Analysis of synergies with territorial policies
  • Operational sessions on funding programmes
  • Testimonies of researchers, start-ups and SMEs awarded EICs
  • One-to-one meetings with an EIC programme mnanger


The full programme:

  • 09.00 - 09.30: Registration and welcome coffee
  • 09.30 - 09.40: Institutional greetings - Achille Spinelli, Provincial Councillor for Economic Development, Research and Labour of the Autonomous Province of Trento
  • 09.40 - 10.10: The EIC in the framework of European innovation support instruments - Francesco Profumo, Member of the Steering Committee of the European Innovation Council
  • 10.10 - 10.40: Presentation of EIC funding programmes - Francesco Matteucci, Program Manager Green Technologies of EIC and EISMEA
  • 10.40 - 10.55: The Trentino research and innovation ecosystem and provincial policies - Laura Pedron, General Manager of the Economic Development, Research and Labour Department of the Autonomous Province of Trento
  • 10.55 - 11.45: Practical tips and success stories
  • 11.45 - 12.00: Closing of the session, coffee break and networking
  • 13.00 - 16.00: One-to-one meetings with Dr. Matteucci on potential project proposals (20-minute slots bookable)