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EIC Accelerator Challenge: Technologies for Open Strategic Autonomy

This EIC Accelerator Challenge identifies the following set of key strategic areas and corresponding specific objectives for which highly innovative start-ups and SMEs are invited to propose new technologies, pioneering solutions and breakthrough innovations:

  • Components, technologies and systems for the pharmaceutical industry 
  • Strategic healthcare technologies 
  • Sustainable and innovative approaches, including circular approaches to critical raw materials (CRM) 
  • New applications of quantum technologies
  • Edge computing applications 
  • Innovative applications making use of data and signals from EU space infrastructures
  • Development of space technologies
  • Critical security technologies
  • Technologies for innovative financial and payment infrastructures and services 

Deadline dates

15 June 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

05 October 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time


Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Software and applications development and analysis
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Form of funding

SME established within a Member State or an Associated Country (see Annex 3 of the EIC Work Programme 2022)

A single company classified as a ‘Small mid-cap’ (up to 500 employees) established in a Member State or an Associated Country *with exception 

One or more natural persons (including individual entrepreneurs) or legal entities following specific requirements