Call for KICs

This section of the website is dedicated to the EIT's 2016  Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) Proposals launched on 14 January 2016. On these pages, you can find all the latest official updates and documents relating to the Call. 

As established in the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda and by Horizon 2020, the next two new KICs to be established in 2016, will address the thematic fields of:

  • EIT Food: Food4Future - Sustainable Supply Chain from Resources to Consumers; and
  • EIT Manufacturing: Added-value Manufacturing.

The first step in the process leading up to the designation of the new KICs in the fourth quarter of 2016 was the publication of the Evaluation Criteria in October 2015, the Framework of Guidance in November 2015 followed by the launch of the Call for Proposals in January 2016. These criteria build on the principles set in the EIT Regulation and the EIT's core values. Aligned with the EIT's mission, these criteria will ensure that the designated KICs have all the elements needed for a KIC to be a KIC.

The EIT organised an Information Day for the 2016 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) Proposals to provide participants with information on the Call and guidance to potential applicants in submitting high quality and successful proposals. Presentations are available here

Submission of the proposals for EIT Food and EIT Manufacturing is through the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal:

EIT Food:

EIT Manufacturing:

The following background documents could also be useful for applicants: 

Further information on the Call for Proposals can be found in the documents below.