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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.

Working for EISMEA

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.

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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.


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European Innovation Council

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

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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

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

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News from the European Innovation Council

  • 30 November 2023

Highlights from the EIC Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium

On 27 October 2023, the EIC Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium took place in in the context of the 30th Annual ESGCT Congress in Brussels. The event was organised by Dr. Iordanis Arzimanoglou, EIC Programme Manager for Health and Biotech.

European Innovation Council events