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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 Agency is responsible for developing and implementing the European Innovation Council and 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.


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

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


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The EYE Entrepreneur of the Year 2024 Award underlines the essence of the EYE programme, showcases innovative projects and aims to promote the EYE through its success stories.

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