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European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

The Agency implements the European Innovation Council and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market

The European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) is responsible for developing and implementing the European Innovation Council under the guidance of an independent EIC Board and in cooperation with investments made by the EIC Fund. The Agency also manages other EU programmes in the fields of SME support, innovation ecosystems, single market, consumer policy and interregional innovation investments.

We employ highly qualified and motivated professionals who are experts in their respective fields from 27 EU Member States making EISMEA a culturally diverse and interesting place to work.

If you have a question, comment or request, get in touch. Our website offers the possibility to contact the Agency by using a contact form.


European Innovation Council

The EIC aims at identifying and supporting
breakthrough technologies and innovations
with the potential to scale up internationally.

European Innovation Ecosystems

Creating more connected and efficient innovation ecosystems to support the scaling of companies and spur innovation to address important challenges in a responsible way.

Single Market Programme

Part of the Single Market Programme covering competitiveness of enterprises, governance of the internal market and standardisation and consumers.

Projects in your region managed by EISMEA


Funding opportunities

Find open and upcoming calls for funding proposals, get background information on funding processes and programmes, and apply online

Check out the upcoming and ongoing procurement procedures


News article |

The final conference of the Technical Assistance Facility for Industrial Modernisation and Investment (TAF) took place on Thursday 18 November 2021. The event gave over 70 participants the chance to exchange and learn about the process of developing and financing interregional investment projects.

News from the European Innovation Council

20 January 2022
The European Innovation Council and the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched a joint call for contributions to collect ideas for implementing the concept of ‘circular economy’ and technologies and sustainable processes in space

EISMEA events

European Innovation Council events

21 January 2022
EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event, highlighting industrial frontrunners and ongoing industrial policy discussions whilst improving the knowledge base of European industry
13 January 2022
20 European companies to transform the future of healthcare with the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs Programme