Why was no KIC designated in the thematic area of added value manufacturing in 2016? | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Why was no KIC designated in the thematic area of added value manufacturing in 2016?

Answer: 

Following Hearings between the EIT Governing Board and the Added Value Manufacturing applicant, the EIT Governing Board concluded that the proposal did not meet the excellence levels required to be designated as a KIC.

Excellence is the overarching key principle in terms of partnership, strategy and potential to achieve impact. The EIT’s KIC model is a demanding one requiring substantial commitment from the partners and in terms of financing.