European Institute of Innovation and Technology 2014-2020 EIT-2020 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.


  1. Innovation activities and investments with European added value, fully integrating the higher education and research dimensions to attain a critical mass and stimulating the dissemination and exploitation of results;
  2. Cutting-edge and innovation-driven research in areas of key economic and societal interest and drawing on the results of European and national research, with the potential to strengthen Europe’s competi­tiveness at international level and find solutions for the major challenges faced by European society;
  3. Education and training activities at masters and doctoral level, as well as professional training courses, in disciplines with the potential to meet future European socio-economic needs and which expand the Union’s talent base, promote the development of innovation-related skills, the improvement of managerial and entrepreneurial skills and the mobility of researchers and students, and foster knowledge-sharing, mentoring and networking among the recipients of EIT-labelled degrees and training;
  4. Outreach activities and the dissemination of best practices in the innovation sector with a focus on the development of cooperation between higher education, research and business, including the service and financial sectors.
  5. To seek synergies and complementarities between KIC activities and existing European, national and regional programmes, where appropriate

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 2.700,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)