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EIT RawMaterials opens the Call for Projects 2022 (KAVA 9)

EIT RawMaterials connects stakeholders and actors from different parts of the raw materials value chain creating a unique collaborative environment for breakthrough innovations.

EIT RawMaterials comprises more than 120 core and associate partners from leading businesses, universities and research institutes, and an additional 190 project partners contributing to and benefitting by being involved in specific tasks in Calls for Projects.

We encourage our partners to submit new project proposals that will generate a significant impact on European industrial competitiveness, innovation capacity and human capital, as well as empower students and entrepreneurs driving towards the circular economy and the contribution towards the EU Green Deal goals.

Important deadlines

  • Proposal registration: Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:00 CET
  • DRAFT Proposal submission: Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:00 CET
  • FINAL proposal submission: Friday, 18 March 2022 at 13:00 CET

Note that you will be able to submit and un-submit your FINAL application as many times as you like prior to the submission deadline. By doing so, you will be able to check if your application is complete and formatted correctly well ahead of the submission deadline. Applications received after 13:00 CET on 18 March 2022 will not be considered under any circumstance.

Call for Projects 2022 (KAVA 9) documents

  1. Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Capacity Building Projects: Instructions and process description
  2. Education Projects: Instructions and process description
  3. Upscaling Projects: Instructions and process description
  4. Lighthouse Appendix

 Check out additional documents and templates here

Selection process and topics

The overall format for the proposal submission and evaluation is very similar to the Call for Projects (KAVA 8) launched in March this year:

  • The proposal submission will take place in 2 stages, with a DRAFT proposal and a FINAL proposal. Both submissions will be evaluated. It is therefore imperative that the DRAFT proposals contain sufficient information, for a comprehensive evaluation.
  • The DRAFT proposal should not exceed 5 pages and should contain an executive summary, with objectives, outcomes and final results expected (1/2 page), a short description of the consortium with role of each partner (1/2 page) and detailed information (4 pages) addressing the selected criteria that have been updated, and which will be evaluated as “yes/no”.
  • Only proposals receiving “yes” to all of the selected criteria at Stage 1 will be invited to submit a FINAL proposal in Stage 2.
  • For up-scaling activities, the proposal should address at least one of the topics listed in the Lighthouse Appendix, provide a minimum co-funding of 30%, and the funded projects must contribute to the financial sustainability of the KIC by generating a financial backflow capped to an amount equalling the EIT funding received by the consortium plus a specific mark-up.
  • For Higher Education activities, the focus shall be on PhD summer/winter schools in 3 thematic orientations.
  • For Lifelong Learning activities, the focus shall be on demand-driven proposals in 4 selected thematic areas, demonstrate a clear industrial need, and support the sustainability of the organisation.
  • This call will not support new activities on Wider Society Learning or Master Education.
  • For RIS activities, same conditions as above will apply for RIS Upscaling and Education activities, and partners will have the opportunity to propose RIS Building capacity activities.

Please read the call texts very carefully, as some of the eligibility criteria and mandatory requirements have changed to comply with EIT’s requests.