Call for proposals 2016 - Establishment of Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EIT-KICS-2016 Closed!


During the period from 2014 to 2020, the EIT will contribute to the general objectives of Horizon 2020 - The  Framework Programme for  Research and  Innovation, by  integrating  the  entrepreneurship-driven  ‘Knowledge  Triangle’  of  higher  education,  research  and business in order  to deliver disruptive innovation.

The  KICs  offer  a  genuine  opportunity  for leading innovation  players  to  be  part  of  a  highly integrated and collaborative  community,  based  on  principles  of  excellence  and  commitment, which  will  achieve pan-European impact. KICs are organised according to business logic, with a focus on people and talent as  drivers  of  innovation and  a  lean  and  efficient  governance and  business  model.  The  interrelation  of these  elements  within  a  KIC  provides  the  optimal  framework  for  achieving  long-lasting  structural, economic and societal impact, and the creation of skilled jobs in Europe.


With this Call, the EIT launches the selection process for two new KICs in the thematic areas of:


  1. EIT Food: Food4Future - Sustainable Supply Chain from Resources to Consumers; and
  2. EIT Manufacturing: Added-value Manufacturing.

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

  • 14 July 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2016 - Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals 2016 (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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