TEQ coordinator Angelo Bassi becomes EIC National Champion

March, 2021

TEQ coordinator Professor Angelo Bassi has been invited by the EU Commission's newly established European Innovation Council to become EIC National Champion. This proposal is justified by the outstanding work and contribution to the success of the EIC Pilot under Horizon 2020 that the TEQ project has been giving so far. 


Professor Bassi was asked to contribute to the communication efforts of the EIC launch and first steps by being ready to speak to media, being invited to speak at EIC events, using own social media to raise awareness. 


The European Innovation Council under Horizon Europe is a one-stop-shop for innovators, providing support from the idea to the market. The EIC covers the two key dimensions of the innovation process: the early advanced research and the commercialisation and scale-up phase. With a budget of over € 10 billion earmarked in the proposal for the next EU Framework Programme for research and innovation, the fully-fledged European Innovation Council is the most ambitious innovation programme that Europe has ever taken. The EIC is unique in the world in combining an advanced technology programme with an accelerator programme for startups.


Watch the video-message: (1) Angelo Bassi EIC National Champion - EIC launch message - YouTube

More info on the European Innovation Council on European Innovation Council (europa.eu)