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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


2024 eInvoicing Country Factsheets
  • News article

The European Commission announced the publication of the 2024 eInvoicing Country Factsheets, a collaborative effort between the Commission, EU Member States and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, offering helpful insights into eInvoicing policies and practices

  • 1 min read
  • News article

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.

  • 3 min read

News from the European Innovation Council

  • 27 June 2024
The European Innovation Council and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology are launching the 2025 edition of the European Prize for Women Innovators. This joint initiative celebrates the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs driving positive change for people and the planet.

European Innovation Council events

  • 24 June 2024
Unveiled in Amsterdam connects Europe's iconic brands and promising startups, top-level government officials, industry leaders, investors and media.