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Business Creation

The EIT powers entrepreneurs and innovators to turn their best ideas into products, services and jobs for Europe. Indeed, creating more innovation and more jobs through fast-growing, innovative firms is one of the EU's key innovation objectives.

The EIT KICs manage start-ups and scale-ups, offering European coverage and active support from finding the first client to accelerating the company's growth.

What are KICs looking for?

  • Researchers and innovators: new innovative prototypes with a successful proof of concept.
  • Entrepreneurs: those who have set up their own business or run a small business.

Key Features of EIT Community Business Development 

  • Powering the development of new businesses.
  • Organising European-wide specialised business support committed to finding the first customer for young ventures.
  • Accelerating time to market of innovations through demonstration actions, facilitating experience labs and demand-side measure.

All Innovation Communities have the objective of decreasing the average time to market of innovations and they have established specific activities to fulfill this objectives.