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19 May 2024

EIC USA Soft-landing programme for Health and Life Sciences

The EIC USA Soft-landing Programme is a new exclusive EIC acceleration service created with the objective of supporting the EIC scaleup companies looking to grow and scale in the USA market with the assistance of established local partners.

About :  

The European Innovation Council (EIC) invites EIC companies working in health and life sciences to apply to the curated EIC Soft-landing programme to scale their business in USA with the support of the most prestigious local business partners.

This service is free of charge for EIC beneficiaries and includes six weeks of pre-departure preparation followed by one immersion week in San Francisco and Silicon Valley from the 19th to 24th May 2024.  

15 EIC companies selected will enjoy the support of high-level local domain experts, access to dedicated pitching and networking activities, targeted market insights and warm introductions to the most relevant stakeholders within the San Francisco/Silicon Valley ecosystem including high level investors, corporates and innovation hubs.  


If you are in the health and life sciences sector and are interested in accelerating your business in the USA:  

Apply here NOW!  

Application deadline: Tuesday, 19 March 2024 

For this first edition of the EIC USA Soft-landing programme, the EIC will count on the special guidance and support of EIC ambassador, experienced investor and entrepreneur, Jillian Manus, and the partnering with some of the most prestigious actors in the area: 

Who can apply? 

EIC-funded companies working on innovative advancements in the following fields:  

Selection criteria 

You will be assessed on your potential for the USA market. Expect to provide information on: 

Please note that you are required to submit a 4-slide pitch deck as part of your application (see instructions in the online application form). The information you provide will be shared with external experts to maximise potential benefits and the impact of your participation.  

Shortlisted applicants will undergo a final interview with the selection committee, which will include a member of the investment team.  

About the EIC International Trade Fairs and USA Soft-landing Programme 3.0 

The EIC International Trade Fairs and USA Soft-landing Programme 3.0 supports EIC awardees in their commercialisation strategy in foreign markets, leveraging business opportunities at 12 renowned international trade fairs and during 4 Soft-landing programmes in the USA, strengthening the EU innovation brand around the world. Selected EIC-funded SMEs, startups and scaleups from EU Member States and Associated Countries have access to the Programme. 

Any questions? Contact us through the EIC Community Helpdesk (select the category “EIC International Trade Fairs and USA Soft-landing Programme” as the subject). 

Cancellation policy 

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion from future EIC Business Acceleration Services initiatives. 


19 May 2024 @ 04:00 am

24 May 2024 @ 09:30 pm

Duration: 5 days, 17 hours

Timezone: GMT +2:00


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