Calls for Proposals

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.

Proposal Guidelines

This document describes EIT Climate-KIC’s programme types, call schedule, proposal submission process and review and decision-making mechanism for Call 2. 

Deadline for applications to all programmes: 2 March 2018

Completing your application

Please note that all of the below forms must be downloaded and opened in Adobe software, not your browser. 

For applications to earlier stage innovation programmes please use the Earlier Stage Application Form Call 2 SGA 2018

For applications to later stage innovation programmes and Climate Innovation Ecosystems please use the Later Stage Application Form Call 2 SGA 2018.

For applications to education programmes (professional education and online education) please use the Education Application Form Call 2 SGA 2018.

Please find the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement here for reference when completing your application.

Please note that if you intend to apply for the online education programme then please contact your local office in advance of making your application.

Accessing and viewing forms

These forms use Adobe software which is free to download, to install the latest version of adobe reader please access the free download here.

To view these online, you may need to install the relevant PDF-reader plugin to your browser.

Guidance from EIT Climate-KIC

We strongly recommend that you liaise with your local EIT Climate-KIC office prior to submitting a proposal to receive support and guidance on completing your application.


Open Innovation Calls

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: