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Innovation for System-wide Impact

EIT Climate-KIC is looking to support ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and our Climate Innovation Impact Goals.

Our common ambition is to create a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society with a circular, zero-carbon economy, where our long-term impact is to achieve deep decarbonisation and strengthen climate resilience through innovation. The EIT Climate-KIC community is a pioneer in testing and delivering such innovative solutions and a movement for rapid change.

Our climate innovation impact goals are:

  1. Consistent with the three 2015 international agreements
  2. Aligned with science-based climate targets
  3. Directly relevant to areas of action required in Europe’s Paris Agreement commitments and its 2030 Climate and Energy Framework
  4. Located within domains in which significant innovation is required

To ensure we have a framework for measuring progress for each impact goal, we are working to establish 2030 targets consistent with the needs of the Paris Agreement, and a pathway to achieve those marked by measurable outputs in 2020 and interim outcomes in 2022.

For more information please consult the latest version of all relevant call for proposal documents below.

EIT Climate-KIC 2018 Priorities

This document presents EIT Climate-KIC’s programmatic priorities for 2018, acting as a guide for our Calls for Proposals. For Call 3 2018, Impact Goal 7 and Impact Goal 9 we have provided this supplement

Guidance for applying

Please see the Guidance on Completing your EIT Climate-KIC Application Form for additional guidance on some sections of these forms. Please note: EIT Climate-KIC advise partners to ensure that adequate attention is paid to the ‘Cost Category Descriptions’ section in partner tables under section 4. Please refer to the guidelines for help completing this section.

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Priority Calls

Climate innovation calls for proposals

Call 3 2018 is now open for applications. Please read the Proposal Guidelines

For Later stage innovation Applications please apply using this form

For Earlier stage innovation Applications please apply using this form

For Education (professional and online) please apply using this form

For RIS ideation and capacity building please apply using this form

The deadline for submitting applications is 28 May 2018 18:00 GMT. Please ensure that you submit your applications to

Building Technologies Accelerator

Call for Proposals: Building Market Briefs 

EIT Climate-KIC are looking for Community Members to support the development of Building Market Briefs (BMBs). The BMBs is a project incubated within the Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA) Flagship Programme of Urban Transitions.

For more information see the Request for Proposals. This call closes on 30 April 2018 and the application form can be accessed here.



Open Innovation Competition

Calls for Proposals

In today’s interconnected world, where information is more equally available than ever before, innovation is shifting from being largely internal and proprietary, towards being a more open process in which people of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and skill sets can contribute and collaborate.

Open innovation is one such, increasingly recognised, process.

The cross-disciplinary nature of open innovation strengthens the foundation of the resulting ideas and thus favours systemic change.

EIT Climate-KIC has built up a strong portfolio of open innovation processes with some of its 250 partners across Europe. Bringing together a community of first-rate knowledge institutions, leading corporations, SMEs and ambitious actors from the public sector, EIT Climate-KIC create a strong supply of new ideas from which actors on the demand-side can benefit.

The following open innovation calls are currently ongoing: