Call for KICs

As foreseen in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s 2014 Call for KIC proposals, the submission of proposals has now closed.

The EIT evaluation of the proposals has now been concluded and two new KICs were designated in December 2014:

  • EIT Health - addressing the theme of innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and
  • EIT Raw Materials - addressing the theme of raw materials - sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.

The Governing Board decision on the designation can be read here.

The Independent Observer's Report can be read here.

 

This section of the EIT website is dedicated to the 2014 KIC Call. Here you can find all the latest official updates and documents, as well as FAQs. Information about the application process is no longer available as the application deadline has now passed. 

As established in the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) and Horizon 2020, the first two new KICs, to be established in 2014, will address the thematic fields of:

  • Innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and
  • Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.

The first step in the process leading up to the designation of the new KICs in December 2014 is the publication of the Selection Criteria. These criteria build on the principles set in the EIT Regulation and the EIT's core values of impact, excellence and partnership. Aligned with the EIT's mission, these criteria will ensure that the designated KICs have all the elements that make a KIC a KIC.

The launch of the Call took place on 14 February 2014. All related documents can be found below.