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EIT launches HORIZON-EIT-2023-2025-KIC call

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched the Invitation to submit proposals for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) Business Plans 2023-2025 (2023-2024 in case of first wave KICs), for the Cross-KIC activities 2023-2025, and for the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) initiative 2023-2025

The EIT, as part of the Horizon Europe (HE) Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, is governed by a new regulatory framework (i.e. EIT Regulation (recast), EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027) and a new contractual framework (EIT Partnership Agreement (PA) and HE Model Grant Agreement (GA)) in the 2021-2027 period.

The main conditions for the multiannual grants for the 2023-2025 period are defined in this “Invitation to the proposals for 2023-2025 KIC Business Plans, the proposals for the 2023-2025 Cross-KIC activities, and the proposal for the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) initiative, including estimated budgets” as in the respective guidelines and templates.

The sixteen topics of the invitation belong to three types of EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) actions:

  • KIC Business Plans 2023-2025 (KIC Business Plans 2023-2024 in case of first-wave KICs).
  • Cross KIC strategic activities and shared services 2023-2025, Cross-KIC Thematic Innovations 2023-2025.
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI) initiative 2023-2025.

This invitation is launched and the EIT financial contribution to the KICs will be determined based on the criteria and processes, and in line with the following decisions of the EIT Governing Board (GB):

  1. EIT Budget and Establishment Plan for the financial year 2023 (to be adopted in Q4 2022);
  2. EIT Budget and Establishment Plan for the financial year 2024 (to be adopted in Q4 2023);
  3. EIT Budget and Establishment Plan for the financial year 2025 (to be adopted in Q4 2024);

Call documents:

EIT application form — call-specific application form is available in the Submission System

Additional documents:

EC Funding & Tender opportunities platform