68. In the call documents a number of 5 CLCs is mentioned, but it is not clear if the 5 should be operational from the establishment of the KIC, or if they could be established later on in a transparent way


In line with the Call for Proposals, a KIC may set up five to ten CLCs with partners in close proximity, which is essential to facilitate interaction among members of the regional community. Setting up the CLCs is part of the legal readiness milestone to be achieved by the end of the start-up period. Depending on the governance model selected by the designated KIC, the consortium may want to establish first the KIC legal entity which is then followed by the establishment of the CLCs in line with their strategy.