The European Commission has announced that 64 European start-ups and SMEs, including two Irish companies, will be awarded a share of €307m in funding.

The EIC Accelerator Green Call pilot is designed to to help SMEs and innovators develop and bring onto the market new products, services and business models that align with the European Green Deal.

Irish company NVP Energy Limited, based in Mullingar, is to receive funding for its Ambi-Robic technology for treating municipal sewage wastewater.

While GlasPort Bio Limited, based in Galway, is to receive funding for its GasAbate N+ technology for removing greenhouse gas emissions from animal manure.

Speaking following today’s announcement, Garrett Murray, National Director for Horizon 2020 at Enterprise Ireland said there are still many opportunities available for Irish businesses and researchers under the programme.

"To date Irish companies and researchers have been awarded in excess of € €987.1m in funding under Horizon 2020. There continues to be many opportunities for Irish enterprises and researchers under the EIC with the remaining call deadline on October 7th and across the Horizon 2020 Programme. Calls for proposals under the European Green Deal, worth circa €1bn will also be issued in the autumn," he said.

On 28 July, Enterprise Ireland will host a webinar offering expert advice on the application process and how best to approach preparing an application for the EIC October deadline.