Call for proposals for the establishment of Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EIT-KICS-2009 Closed!


In conformity with Regulation (EC) Nº 294/2008 of March 11th 2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, notice is given of the launch of a call for proposals for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

A KIC is a collaborative partnership, a legally and financially structured and managed entity of internationally distributed but thematically convergent parties. The KIC will establish an innovation chain - from education to economic impact - drawing on, but moving beyond the experience and capabilities of individual parties. A KIC will deliver measurable societal, economic and entrepreneurial learning and business impact.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about Call EIT-KICS-2009, as well as relevant documents can be found at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) website.


The aim of the call is to select and designate the first two or three KICs. This first call has three priority areas:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Sustainable energy
  • Future information and communication society

Although a KIC proposal may span across areas, the KIC must address one of these priorities.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 270,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)
  • 26,00 Million EUR (Orientation budget for 2010)
  • 55,00 Million EUR (Orientation budget for 2011)
  • 72,00 Million EUR (Orientation budget for 2012)
  • 119,00 Million EUR (Orientation budget for 2013)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 August 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the EIT (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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