Call for proposals 2018 - Establishment of Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EIT-KICS-2018 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.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EIT-Manufacturing-2018: Added-value manfacturing: a cross-cutting challenge
  • EIT-Urban-Mobility: Urban mobility:a cross-cutting challenge

European community funding

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

All the important deadlines

  • 12 July 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2018 - 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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