Is it important to engage with business partners in the early stages of a KIC proposal? | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Is it important to engage with business partners in the early stages of a KIC proposal?

Answer: 

Yes, direct early business engagement during the KIC preparation phase is essential. It can enhance the credibility of the KIC value proposition for leveraging the inclusion of other strong business, higher education and research partners. Strong impact from a KIC cannot be expected without industry leadership and strategic engagement.