Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals 2014 EIT-KICS-2014 Closed!


The EIT’s mission is to contribute to sustainable European economic growth and competitiveness by reinforcing the innovation capacity of the Member States and the Union in order to address major challenges faced by European society. It shall do this by promoting synergies and
cooperation among, and integrating, higher education, research and innovation of the highest standards, including by fostering entrepreneurship.


The EIT invites applicants to submit their proposals with a view to selecting and designating a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in each of the following thematic areas:
  1.  Innovation for healthy living and active ageing.
  2.  Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.


European community funding

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

  • 150,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 10 September 2014 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals 2014 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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