Open Calls


CALL FOR ORGANISERS: Ignite NEB Event Series & Grow NEB Programme

Details:
This call is for organising partners or consortia to host Ignite New European Bauhaus (NEB) events and support the Grow NEB programme. This call aims to award subgrants to organisations that support social Changemakers in transforming their solutions into real businesses and projects to deliver systemic change, produce new ways of living, and empower and expand the vision of sustainability, inclusivity, and quality of experience. The call is funded through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Community New European Bauhaus (EIT Community NEB). 

Call guidelines & important information:

How to apply:
This is organised in a one-step application procedure through the Awards Force Platform. Please read the Call document carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the application process can be found in the following documents available for download:

Important dates:

  • Call opening: 25 March 2024 
  • Deadline: 27 May 2024 17:00 CET 
  • Online info session:  18 April 2024 14:30 CET. Please register for the info session here 

Call contact: igniteneb@climate-kic.org


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ClimAccelerator 2024

Details: ClimAccelerator is a global programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. e are turning cleantech start-ups into successful businesses and harnessing the power of human ingenuity to drive rapid impact and unlock a net-zero, resilient future for all. Over the past 10 years, our accelerator programme powered by EIT Climate-KIC has been a major climate innovation solution provider. We’re scaling the globe to break new ground in carbon reduction, adaptation and resilience, and more.

Rolling deadlines throughout the year: Check the programme deadlines at https://climaccelerator.climate-kic.org/programmes/


 

Closed Calls

 


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Pathways2Resilience (P2R) Call 1

Details:

This first call aims to provide 40 regions/communities with financial support through subgrant agreements, up to a maximum amount of 210,000€, along with supporting services and capacity building activities for subgrants lasting up to 18 months. The selection process will prioritise regions/communities with heightened vulnerability. Vulnerability definition as of IPCC AR6: The propensity or predisposition to be adversely affected. Vulnerability encompasses a variety of concepts and elements, including sensitivity or susceptibility to harm and lack of capacity to cope and adapt. This call aims to put together a diverse and inclusive portfolio of regions, ensuring a comprehensive validation of the P2R framework.

Eligible subgrant activities will follow the provision for activities under Horizon Europe (HE) costs categories, and will be organized along the following:

  • Activities to develop regional pathways, plans and innovation portfolios towards climate resilience building on existing assessments of trends and projections of future climate change risks.
  • Activities supporting the process of developing the pathways as specified in the scope topic text including relevant stakeholder engagement and capacity building.
  • Activities related to communication, dissemination and exploitation and project management activities.

Call Documents:

For instructions on how to register on the application platform and to apply, please click here

Important Dates: 

  • Information Sessions:

19 March 2024 13:00-14:00 CET | Online | Click here to join the meeting | Meeting ID: 320 084 276 664  Passcode: V5QUtq

17 January 2024 13:00-14:00 CET Online | Click here to join the meeting | Meeting ID: 397 758 960 654 | Passcode: z9kHAV

11 January 2024 13:00-14:00 CET Online | Click here to join the meeting | Meeting ID: 329 666 414 23 | Passcode: 62CB7W

4 December 2023 13:00-14:00 CET Online |  Click here to join the meeting | Meeting ID: 344 135 389 259 | Passcode: 3sU5JZ

  • Application Deadline: Monday 6 May 2024 12:00 CET (extended)

Project Website: https://www.pathways2resilience.eu/

Contact: pathways2resilience@climate-kic.org


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: ClimAccelerator Organisers (Asia)

Details:

ClimAccelerator is a global programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. We are looking for new EIT Climate-KIC partners (impact hubs, incubators, accelerators) to collaborate with us on the ClimAccelerator programme in Asia!

Partners must operate within one of the following countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines 
  • Singapore 
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Call guidelines & important documents:

Important dates:

  • Deadline EXTENDED: 30 April 2024, 20:00 SGT

  • Information sessions will be held on: 

    • 19 February 2024, 15:30-16:30 SGT | Register here.

    • 4 April 2024, 15:30-16:30 SGT | Register here.

How to apply:
Applications may be submitted online via this form

Call contact: Alexandros Nikopoulos | alexandros.nikopoulos@climate-kic.org or  climaccelerator@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Enhance New European Bauhaus (NEB)

Details:
This Enhance NEB Call is addressed to EIT Community NEB partners that implemented Connect NEB and Co-Create NEB projects during 2022 and 2023 and have not yet been awarded by the previous edition of the Enhance NEB Call launched in 2023.

Call guidelines & important documents:

How to apply:
Proposals may be submitted via EIT Urban Mobility’s Plaza.

Important dates:

  • Call information and matchmaking session: Tuesday 19 March 2024 10:00 CET (online). To participate,  fill in this form by Thursday 14 March 2024.
  • Deadline: Friday 12 April 2024 17:00 CET

Call contact: ellen.gale@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Open call for new investment partners to join the EIT Climate-KIC Investing for 1.5C initiative

Details:

EIT Climate-KIC is conducting an open search for new investment partners to further expand the scope of our investment activities under the Investing for 1.5C initiative.

This call for expressions of interest (EOI) is seeking to identify new commercial partners who are one of the following:

  • A Venture Capital fund interested in investing in start-ups through a strategic innovation
    lens.
  • A Venture Debt provider with the ability to support the scaling of novel solutions at an
    early stage.
  • A Corporate Venture Capital team with a strategic interest in decarbonisation of a
    particular value chain. 
  • An institutional investor with an interest in exploring systems impact investing, particularly
    through a place-based focus on a particular city or region.
  • A purchaser of carbon credits interested in sourcing through our start-up portfolio.
  • An investor, grantor, or donor with an alternative or innovative form of financing available
    that could support a new more novel approach to investing in innovation.

Call guidelines & important documents:

Important dates:

  • Deadline: 14 April 2024 17:00 CET

How to apply:
Applications may be submitted via email following the instructions in the call to investments@climate-kic.org. 

Call contact: investments@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Entrepreneurship Support Organisations for CATAL1.5°T Pre-Acceleration Programme in West Africa

Details:
We are inviting Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs) based in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal or Togo that wish to initiate or deepen their involvement in addressing climate change by supporting start-ups focused on mitigating carbon emissions. This invitation extends to incubators, accelerators, start-up associations, chambers of commerce, entrepreneurship or business creation units at universities or research institutes, or any other organisation with a core focus on supporting early-stage ventures develop business ideas.

Call guidelines & important information:

How to apply:
Proposals may be submitted via the typeform here.

Important dates:

  • 13 March 2024 at 11AM CET – Info session in English – Register 

  • 14 March 2024 at 11AM CET – Info session in French – Register

  • 2 April 2024 at 12:00 CET, Noon – Deadline for Applications

Call website: click here 

Call contact: catalist@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: ClimAccelerator Organisers (Europe) – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Details:

ClimAccelerator is a global programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. We are looking for new EIT Climate-KIC partners (impact hubs, incubator and accelerators) to collaborate with us on the European ClimAccelerator programme.

Partners must operate within one of the following countries:

  • The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) including their outermost regions
  • Third countries associated to Horizon Europe

Call guidelines & important documents:

Important dates:

  • NEW Deadline: 1 April 2024, 20:00 CET

  • Information sessions will be held on: 

    • 12 February 2024, 10:00-11:00 CET | Register here.

    • 1 March 2024, 10:00-11:00 CET CET | Register here.

How to apply:
Applications may be submitted online via this form

Call contact: Alexandros Nikopoulos | alexandros.nikopoulos@climate-kic.org or  climaccelerator@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Pilot Cities Programme – Call for Pilot Cities, Cohort 3 (2024)

Details:
The aim of this call is to select from Mission Cities a cohort of Pilot Cities, which will explore and test pathways to accelerated change towards 2030 climate neutrality goals — relevant to a city’s key emission domains — and to generate accelerated learning that can inform subsequent replication and scaling efforts in all other EU cities. 

Activities eligible for funding are:

  • Pioneering activities to support climate-neutrality, including the deployment of innovative (new or improved) technology, product, process, service, solution, policy, or governance model at city level, explored in a cross-sectoral and systemic manner.
  • Systemic, science-based innovative initiatives that strengthen cities’ use of scientific research and ensure translation of research results into policy actions, to accelerate climate neutrality in the sectors/domains of water, food, energy, industry, housing and deep building retrofitting, transport, and mobility through the levers of green technology (i.e., digitalisation), behavioural/lifestyle change, social innovation, culture, policy and regulation, finance, and new business models (e.g., circular economy). These innovations shall account for co-benefits (e.g., health promotion) and the “Do No Significant Harm” (DNSH) principle.
  • Activities to support climate-neutrality to establish new knowledge and build capacity and capabilities of city government and associated local actors through training, workshops, and other forms of learning.
  • Activities aiming to build more collaborative communities, to advance new governance models at city level, and to engage citizens (including vulnerable/marginalised groups) and enable them to act on climate change in a systemic and cross-sectoral manner.

Call guidelines & important documents:

Important dates:

  • Deadline: 18 March 2024, 17:00 CET

How to apply:
Applications are submitted online via the grant management platform AMPimpact. For instructions on how to register on this platform and to apply, please follow the instructions on the “apply to the call for pilot cities” section of the project website below. 

Project website: https://netzerocities.eu/pilot-cities-programme/

Call contact: pilotcities@netzerocities.eu


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS RE-RELEASE: Independent Experts NetZeroCities Climate City Contract Investment Plans 

Summary:

The purpose of this re-released call is to extend the EIT Climate-KIC pool of Independent Experts (Experts) to support the evaluation of NetZeroCities (NZC) Climate City Contract (CCC) Investment Plans, which are submitted by Mission Cities as part of the Climate City Contracting process. Selected Experts from this call will be placed in the EIT Climate-KIC Experts pool and receive a three-year term Framework Agreement Contract that covers the general terms and conditions for providing Expert services to EIT Climate-KIC.

How to apply:

Read the Call and submit an application. Applicants who applied to the first call released in October 2023 need not re-apply. 


CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Invest for Better EU – Circle Leaders

Invest for Better EU is a new peer-led education program aiming to empower every day individuals to invest sustainably. Based upon the successful US-based programme, Invest for Better EU is being adapted for Europe with the first programmes targeting participants in Germany, France and Poland. 

The programme is currently recruiting 30 circle leaders who will host peer groups of 8 to 20 participants starting from September 2023. Over a three-month program, each circle will cover five key topics, including:

  • Introduction to investing
  • Climate lens investing
  • The investment industry
  • Climate-related financial risks
  • Greenwashing

Circle leaders will receive training, materials and support to host discussions designed to educate and empower individuals to take control of their assets. Circles will learn practical investment skills that ultimately empower them to use their money to influence things they care about. The curriculum is designed for both new and existing investors that are seeking to align their financial returns with their personal values.

Each circle is a small and trusted group of peers that aim to learn together by sharing questions, experiences and tips. The small circle approach is particularly impactful for groups that face a common challenge or systemic disadvantage when investing. Circles can be based on gender, race, socio-economic background or in fact any shared factor that ties participants together and motivates them to learn.

Interested in participating? 

Hosting or participating in a circle is free of charge and open to any beginner investor interested in gaining theoretical and practical knowledge about climate-aligned investments. Further information, including materials and remuneration details are available. 

If you would like to host a circle please register your interest with us via this Expression of Interest Form. 

Information is currently available in English with translation into German, French and Polish underway. 

Invest for Better EU is led by Better Finance, supported EIT Climate-KIC and implemented locally by the German Association for the Protection of Securities (DSW), The French Federation of Individual Investors and Investment Clubs (F2iC) and the Polish Individual Investors’ Association (SII). 

 


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Sustainable Cites Mobility Challenge 2024

EIT Climate-KIC is running a Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge for European cities to identify bold and impactful projects which seek to decarbonise transport, improve local air quality and accelerate the take-up of active, shared, collective and/or electric mobility. The call aims to support the transition to cleaner, greener, and more people-centred transport, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, Urban Mobility Framework, New European Bauhaus, and the EU Cities Mission. 

Who can apply? Cities and towns (with a population of at least 25,000) in the EU Member States, Horizon Europe Associated Countries1 (including the United Kingdom) and Switzerland are eligible to apply. 

Essential information:  Projects will be selected based on the potential for impact, learning, and replicability in other towns and cities. They should seek to make a positive difference to people and the environment in the area where they are implemented, adding to the body of knowledge and experience to shift cities more rapidly towards more sustainable transport systems.  

Examples of the types of projects that could be considered for support include (but are not limited to), the following:  

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) or Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs)
  • Walking, cycling and wheeling projects.
  • Projects which support shared mobility, public transport, e-mobility and sustainable logistics
  • Parklets and greening schemes which encourage/support active travel. 

Each city project selected will be granted up to 90,000 EUR (depending on the total number of proposals selected in the call. A maximum of five projects will be funded). 

The grants could be used (for example) to: 

  • Fund/support a city-led local project or pilot project, and/or
  • Fund cities’ work with NGOs or SMEs which are developing impactful solutions to address specific mobility challenges.  

Proposals can be centred around new ideas or initiatives – or can relate to elements of existing or emerging city programmes/strategies that advance sustainable urban mobility.  Cities should aim to complete their projects by July 2025.  We invite cities to submit a short project proposal (max. 2,000 words) outlining the mobility problem or challenge they would like to tackle, and their proposed action to address this.  

Call opens: Monday, 13 September 2023 CET and closes Friday, 24 November 2023 23.00 CET.  (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

More Info


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NetZeroCities – Call for Pilot Cities, Cohort 2 (2023)

Details:

The Pilot Cities Programme, Cohort 2 (2023) will run for two years (24 months) from 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2026. The decisions shall be announced on the 22 January 2024. Contracting is expected to take place between 1st February and 1 May 2024. The aim of this call is to select from Mission Cities a cohort of Pilot Cities, which will explore and test pathways to accelerated change towards 2030 climate neutrality goals — relevant to a city’s key emission domains — and to generate accelerated learning that can inform subsequent replication and scaling efforts in all other EU cities. 

Who can apply?

Only local authorities or city administrations selected to be part of EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 (Mission Cities) are eligible to apply to, and receive funding under, this Call. For the avoidance of doubt, this call is addressed to designated Mission cities only (who are not yet part of the Pilot Cities Programme portfolio) and therefore these consortia may not include other city, district, or municipal authorities (i.e., ‘non-Mission’) or existing Pilot Cities. 

A group of Mission Cities (national or trans-national) may apply together in a consortium, however one of the Mission Cities will have to be designated as the consortium leader for all administrative and process-related purposes. The logic behind a joint application will need to be explained in the proposal. In the case of a group of cities applying together in one proposal, the size of the requested subgrant must follow the award amounts as stated in the Call Guidelines. 

Other organisations could also participate as members of a consortium led by a Mission City. These organisations could be, for example: research institutions, universities, SMEs, NGOs, associations, citizen groups or other relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of the climate ambitions of a Mission City participating in the consortium.  

Call opening:  5 September 2023, 12.00 CEST

Deadline: 6 November 2023, 17.00 CET

Timeline: 

  • 5 September 2023, 12.00 CEST – call launch 
  • 6 November 2023, 17.00 CET – call deadline 
  • 22 January 2023 – decision communication 
  • February-March 2024 – Boot Camp 
  • February-April 2024 – Award Agreement development 
  • 1 May 2024 – programme starting date 
  • 30 April 2026 – programme ending date 

Application: The process is organised in a one-step application procedure through the PLAZA e-submission platform. Please read the Call Manual. More information about the application process can be found in the following documents available for download in the NetZeroCities website: Pilot Cities Programme – NetZeroCities


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Connect NEB — for citizen-generated solutions and initiatives to advance sustainability, beauty, and inclusivity.

Details: The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB) focused on developing long-term solutions in collaboration with citizens to deliver transformation that matches the needs and demands of a wider community.

The overall purpose of this Connect NEB Call for Proposals is to activate citizen-generated solutions and initiatives to resolve challenges facing European cities, rural and peri-urban areas to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between people whilst addressing sustainability, quality of experience and inclusiveness.

Who can apply?

This a mono-beneficiary Call for Proposals open to legal entities (private or public, KIC partners or not) established in Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), and/or in Third Countries associated to Horizon Europe.  Consortia are not allowed.

Applications from RIS countries are encouraged to participate. 

For further eligibility information, please check Chapter 2.2 of the Call document.

Supported activities: The grant will award for the co-design and co-stewardship of public realm, and social activation and educational activities addressing at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges based on four thematic axes of the New European Bauhaus:

  • Reconnecting with nature
  • Regaining a sense of belonging
  • Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
  • The need for long-term, life-cycle thinking in the industrial ecosystem

In terms of citizen activation and engagement strategy, the projects must comply with at least one of the expected outcome targets: 

  • Outcome A: Activate citizen-generated solutions and initiatives to advance sustainability, beauty and inclusivity in alignment with existing local strategies.
  • Outcome B: Collect and prioritise citizens’ and end-users’ most pressing challenges and empower them to co-design well-founded solutions that match the needs of a wider community.
  • Outcome C: Strengthen transdisciplinary, intergenerational and intersectoral collaboration by convening diverse stakeholder groups through citizen-engagement activities in line with NEB initiative and existing local strategies.

For further information on outputs and impacts, including examples of specific types of activities, please carefully read Section 3.4 of the Call Manual document.

EIT funding allocation: The funding rate is 80% up to €15.000 for each project, leaving the remaining 20% to be co-funded by the applicant. Overall, 8 selected projects (ideally a minimum of 1 proposal per EIT Community NEB Challenge) can be implemented in six regions/cities located in the European Union Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries from February 2024 to November 2024.

Call opening: 19 July 2023

Deadline: 29 September 2023 at 17:00 CEST

Call info webinar (online): 31 July 2023 at 10:00 CEST

Application: The process is organised in a one-step application procedure through the PLAZA e-submission platform. Please read the Call Manual carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the application process can be found in the following documents available for download:


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Co-create NEB — for local communities and public authorities to build sustainable, beautiful, and inclusive public space.

Details: The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB) focused on developing long-term solutions in collaboration with citizens to deliver transformation that matches the needs and demands of a wider community.

The overall purpose of this Co-Create NEB Call for Proposals is to demonstrate new solutions to boost the transformation of cities, rural and peri-urban areas by bringing individuals and communities closer to nature, building a sense of belonging, addressing the needs of territories and communities that needed specific attention, and transforming value chains and life of materials towards circularity.

Who can apply?

This Call for Proposals is open to legal entities (private or public, KIC partners or not) established in Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), and/or in Third Countries associated to Horizon Europe.  

Applications must be a consortia of a minimum of 2 partners and a maximum of 4 partners.  One of these partners must be a city, region or an affiliated entity to a city or region located in an EU Member State or a Third Country associated to Horizon Europe.  At least 2 of the partners must be independent from each other. One partner has to be presented as the Lead Partner.

Applications from RIS countries are encouraged to participate. 

For further eligibility information, please check Chapter 2.2 of the Call document.

Supported activities: The grant will award products and services (including rapid prototypes) and/or the co-design of public realm and commons, adressing at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges based on the four thematic axes of the New European Bauhaus:

  • Reconnecting with nature
  • Regaining a sense of belonging
  • Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
  • The need for long-term, life-cycle thinking in the industrial ecosystem

All submitted proposals are expected to co-create, build sustainable, beautiful and inclusive public space in alignment with NEB.   In terms of public realm development strategy, the projects must comply with at least one of the expected outcome targets: 

  • Outcome A: Improved quality of a defined public space by implementing the NEB approach.  The proposal must have a clear explanation of how and at what level the project contributes to achieve the selected NEB challenge, including a realistic and achievable plan.
  • Outcome B: Improved quality of public space by complementing local policy/strategy whilst implementing NEB approach. The proposal must have a clear explanation of how and at what level the project contributes to achieve the selected local strategic plan/documents’ targets, including a realistic and achievable plan. The project must provide clear evidence of implementing the NEB approach.

An application must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges mentioned in Section 3.3; for further information on outputs and impacts, including examples of specific types of activities, please carefully read Section 3.4 of the Call Manual document.

EIT funding allocation: The funding rate is 75% up to €45.000 for each project, leaving the remaining 25% to be co-funded by the applicant. Overall, 8 selected projects (ideally a minimum of 1 proposal per EIT Community NEB Challenge) can be implemented in six regions/cities located in the European Union Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries from February 2024 to December 2024.

Call opening: 19 July 2023

Deadline: 16 October 2023 at 17:00 CEST

Call info webinar (online): 31 July 2023 at 11:00 CEST

Matchmaking session (online): 8 September 2023 at 10:00 CEST

Application: The process is organised in a one-step application procedure through the PLAZA e-submission platform. Please read the Call Manual carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the application process can be found in the following documents available for download:


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: New European Bauhaus Mentors 2024

Details:

The call for expression of interest for New European Bauhaus (NEB) Mentors 2024 is now open. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is Friday 29 December 2023. Further details and how to apply can be found below.

As an EU policy initiative, the New European Bauhaus is part of the sustainability-driven recovery plan called NextGenerationEU. The initiative helps to deliver the European Green Deal, which is a set of policies outlined by the European Commission to decouple economic growth from resource use – making Europe greener and more resilient.

The EIT Community NEB offers its beneficiaries one-on-one mentorship and guidance on everything from designing for social sustainability to circular business models. This call for expression of interest is to select a cohort of mentors to inspire EIT Community NEB beneficiaries.

NEB Mentors are required to think Bauhaus and encourage their mentees – participants of NEB calls under Horizon Europe and related programmes – to further integrate into their practices the three inseparable New European Bauhaus values of aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion.

Depending on the mentorship assignment selected, NEB Mentors are expected to commit four to 24 hours of their time over a period of up to six months and will receive up to €3k per mentorship assignment.

EIT Community NEB Mentorships will run from February 2024 until February 2025. 

Call document and details: See the call document here

Important Dates:

  • Deadline: 29 December 2023 17.00 CET

Application: Click here to view the application.

Contact: Anna Liisa Laarits | anna-liisa.laarits@eitmanufacturing.eu


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: New European Bauhaus

Enhance New European Bauhaus (NEB) – Scaling-up Connect NEB and Co-Create NEB projects

Details: The EIT Community NEB partners[1] are invited to scale up Citizen Engagement Activities [hereinafter Connect NEB] and Co-creation of public space [hereinafter Co-create NEB] projects implemented in the previous Business Plan 2021-22 aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB).

Who can apply?

This Enhance NEB Call is addressed to EIT Community NEB partners that were part of a project funded through any of the following previous calls in BP 2021-22:

The list of eligible EIT Community NEB project partners can be found in Annex 1 of the Call Manual. A core summary of the conducted projects can be found here; we invite you to browse among the eligible projects, and explore the lessons learns.

Applications must be consortia with a minimum of two and a maximum of four partners from EIT Community NEB partners being one of them a city, a region, or an affiliated entity associated with a city or region from EIT Community NEB partners or a new city, a region, or an affiliated entity, all located in a EU Member State or a Third Country associated to Horizon Europe. Entities established in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland are eligible to participate and to receive EIT allocation up to 59.999,99 EUR per organisation and for the entire duration of the BP23-25.

In case a new city, region or affiliated entity is part of the project, it will participate as an associated partner and will not receive EIT Funding. Furthermore, any new affiliated entity associated with a city or region that will join as an associated partner must submit a signed letter detailing their legal affiliation with said city or region.

The lead partner must be an eligible EIT Community NEB partner listed in Annex 1.

Applications from RIS countries are positively encouraged.

Please check Sections 2.1 and 4.1 of the Call Manual document for further eligibility information.

Supported activities

Given the objective, the call offers pathways for EIT Community NEB partners to expand and grow; boost desired collaboration within and between former Connect NEB and Co-Create NEB projects while opening up to new partners collaborators to ensure the scaling or replication. Therefore, this Enhance NEB Call aims to strengthen the former Connect NEB and Co-Create NEB projects activities by scaling them up within their existing location or replicating their innovations elsewhere.

The project’s expected outcome is to deliver a high-quality scale-up or replicability based on the 2021 & 2022 projects’ achievements. In terms of scale-up strategy, the desired outcome targets are as follows:

  • Outcome A: Higher/amplifying/completing impact in the same location with a more holistic approach.
  • Outcome B: Higher/amplifying impact beyond the former site at a new location (e.g., neighborhood/district/town/city/region, etc.) by replicating/transferring the project activities to a new location).

Both outcomes A & B are eligible to boost desired collaboration within and between Connect NEB and Co-create NEB projects while opening up to new partners (as defined in section 2.1 Who can apply, e.g., the associated partner without EIT funding) to ensure the scaling or replication.

In addition, the grants shall be awarded for the implementation of at least one of the expected outputs of products and services (including rapid product prototypes),  co-design of the public realm, and social activation and educational activities aiming to respond to the New European Bauhaus challenges:

  • Re-connecting with nature
  • Re-gaining sense of community and belonging
  • Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
  • The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem

An application must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges mentioned above; for further information, including examples of specific types of activities, please carefully read  Section 2 of the Call Manual document.

Call opening: Wednesday, 31st May 2023, 12:00 CEST

Deadline: Monday, 10th July 2023, 17:00 CET

Call info session and matchmaking (online): Wednesday, 14th June 2023, 10:00 CET

For participation, please fill in the online registration form by 9th June 2023. In the matchmaking session, registered participants can present in 4 minutes their organization and their needs to form a consortium. If you wish to present, please send your ppt in advance (maximum 4 slides) to maria.marrugat@eiturbanmobility.eu at the latest 9th June 2023.

Application: The process is organized in a one-step application procedure through the PLAZA e-submission platform. Please read the Call Manual carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the types of projects, the application process, you will find in the documents for download:

[1] The list of eligible partners to this Enhance NEB call can be found in Annex 1 of the Call manual.


CLOSED: CALL FOR ORGANISERS: Ignite NEB Event Series

The call is open for legal entities EU members states or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus (NEB) support social innovation to develop successful long-term solutions that match NEB values and the needs of the communities they sit. Hence, one of the main goals of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus is to support social change makers to turn their solutions into real businesses to deliver system change, produce new ways of living and empower and expand the vision of sustainability, inclusivity, and quality of experience.

The Ignite NEB events are an important part of bringing together and facilitating connections between business, creativity, design and ordinary citizens who are interested in making connections with others who want to transform their local community. The events will bring to life ideas and solutions related to NEB with the power to create sustainable, beautiful and just communities via entrepreneurship. They will as well celebrate the NEB movement and raise awareness and understanding of its core values, principles and approaches.

The aim of this call for proposals is to identify and work with four organising partners that will host Ignite NEB events. Such events will combine activities that focus on entrepreneurship and NEB celebration, using cultural and artistic elements to engage participants.

Call opening: Tuesday, 2nd May 2023, 12:00 CEST

Deadline: Monday, 26th June 2023, 17:00 CEST

Eligibility: Please check criteria here.

Application: Please apply using this form.

MORE INFO

 


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ClimateLaunchpad 2023

Details: The world’s largest green business ideas competition is calling for applications for the 2023 cohort! The programme’s mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas and is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC. To enter the competition submit your idea or innovation with environmental impact,  all entries will be reviewed and ideas that fit the bill of the competition get invited to join.

Deadline: Check the country deadlines through https://climatelaunchpad.org//countries/

How to apply: https://climatelaunchpad.org/application-form/


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Youth-Led Actions for Climate Change Solutions in Tanzania

Background:

The objective of launching a call for proposals for youth-led climate solutions in Tanzania is to empower and amplify the voices of young leaders who are uniquely positioned to drive impactful and innovative initiatives addressing the pressing climate challenges facing the nation. By providing a platform for youth to showcase their creative solutions, we aim to foster a culture of environmental stewardship, encourage sustainable practices, and catalyse tangible actions that will contribute to Tanzania’s climate resilience and sustainability goals. This initiative not only harnesses the energy and passion of Tanzania’s youth but also recognizes their potential to lead transformative change in the fight against climate change, ultimately shaping a more sustainable and prosperous future for the country.

Supported by Irish Aid, the project offers funding of up to 5,000 EUR per project, mentoring and a platform to showcase creative solutions. From 11 December 2023 to 30 April 2024, participants will have the opportunity to explore and implement ideas that promote climate change solutions in Tanzania.

Call opening: 10 October 2023

Deadline: Wednesday 15 November 2023 (13:00 Dar es Salaam EAT).

Questions? Send us an email to: tanzania.cluster@climate-kic.org


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Independent Experts NetZeroCities Climate City Contract Investment Plans 

Summary:

The purpose of this call is to extend the EIT Climate-KIC pool of Independent Experts (Experts) to support the evaluation of NetZeroCities (NZC) Climate City Contract (CCC) Investment Plans, which are submitted by Mission Cities as part of the Climate City Contracting process. Selected Experts from this call will be placed in the EIT Climate-KIC Experts pool and receive a three-year term Framework Agreement Contract that covers the general terms and conditions for providing Expert services to EIT Climate-KIC.

How to apply:

Read the Call and submit an application.

Deadline: Monday 6 November 2023 17:00 CET.

 


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The New European Bauhaus Catalyse Programme 2024

Details:

This is a call for applicants to be part of the 2024 cohort of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus (NEB) Catalyse programme, a start-up accelerator for ventures working to implement NEB values across Europe.

The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, social and cultural initiative that is guided by three core values:  

  • Sustainability: from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity;
  • Aesthetics: from design beyond functionality, to quality of experience, lifestyle and well-being;
  • Inclusion: valorising diversity, equality for all, accessibility, and affordability.  

Who can apply?

Start-ups and scale-ups from the culture and creative sectors and industries are encouraged to apply. Entities that have participated in other activities implemented in the framework of the EIT Community NEB are also encouraged to apply. More specifically, a dedicated slot will be secured for past participants of the Grow NEB programme. As a result, the cohort will be composed of a total of 28 start-ups with 26 being determined through the conventional selection process and two start-ups being selected from applications submitted by participants in the EIT Community’s Grow NEB programme.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Registered in a Horizon Europe associated country.
  • Incorporated after 1st January 2019.
  • Have a minimum of EUR 5,000 in revenues in 2023 or EUR 10,000 in investments received, or participated in Grow NEB programme.
  • Technology or Business Readiness Levels (TRL/BRL) of at least 4 or participated in Grow NEB programme.
  • Agree to sign Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) before the programme start date, if your application is successful.
  • Guarantee the participation of at least one of the founders in the programme.

Important: DO NOT apply to this call if your venture is not in a position to sign the SAFE. 

Supported activities:

The range of EIT Community NEB supported activities includes a list of challenges thematically arranged across four Thematic Axes and sub-challenges. Applicants’ products and services must address at least one of the NEB Thematic Axes, indicating one or more sub-challenges in their local ecosystem, and demonstrate their potential to scale-up.

In addition, the products and services must clearly address an identified social challenge, ideally determined within a specific social group who would benefit from the existence of such products or services.  

The four Thematic Axes are: 

  • Reconnecting with nature
  • Regaining a sense of belonging
  • Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
  • Fostering long-term, life-cycle and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem

EIT funding allocation:

The 28 successful awardees will be welcomed in the EIT Community Catalyse NEB programme that will be tailored to each company.  

The programme is divided into three core pillars: 1. business, 2. NEB, and 3. communications. The services provided are in the form of interactive workshops, one-on-one mentoring on both the design and business dimensions, and in-person and online networking events, with the aim to assess and further develop both the business structure of the company and its alignment with NEB core values and principles within each organisation.  

Each of the activities mentioned above will be deployed in the form of meetings, workshops and events that will be carried online or in person at the EIT Community’s discretion. External visibility and networking opportunities are guaranteed during the full length of the programme. The EIT Community NEB reserves the right to alter certain services provided based on the assessed needs to the start-ups selected in the cohort.  

In addition to the above services, each company will also receive a grant of EUR 20,000 to be used for travel, participation in events and other goods and services needed for dissemination and exploitation purposes.  

Watch the call info session here, and download the supporting slides here.

Call opening: October 2

Call FAQ posting: November 8

Deadline: December 4  19 January 2024 17:00 CET

Application: The process is organised in a one-step application procedure through the Award Force platform. Please read the Call Manual carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary.

Submit Application

More information about the application process can be found in the following documents available for download:

Frequently Asked Questions

Call manual amendment 1

The New European Bauhaus Compass

Previously funded projects


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Gender Mainstreaming for Entrepreneurship 2023-2024

EIT Climate-KIC is seeking Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs) to collaborate on gender mainstreaming programmes for climate entrepreneurs.

With the support of Irish Aid, our programme offers funding up to 24,000 EUR, mentoring and tailored support to bring innovative ideas to support more women climate entrepreneurs to life.

The programme will run from October 2023 to May 2024. ESO partners based in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Fiji are encouraged to apply and be part of this exciting journey. 

Call opening: Friday 7 July 2023
Deadline: Monday 7 August, 2023 (12.00 CET)
The Info Session Recording you can find here.

Application: Please apply using this form.

(Link to full Open Call document)


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Capacity Building of Climate Innovation Ecosystems Actors to Accelerate Climate Technology Solutions in Latin America and Caribbean

EIT Climate-KIC, IDB Lab, and the Clean Technology Fund have partnered to advance climate innovation in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC). This collaboration sets a pathway towards inclusive, sustainable growth, resonating with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Climaccelerator programme is designed to foster LAC entrepreneurship by engaging Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) and providing them with tailored resources. The programme aims to magnify the efforts of emerging climate-focused startups and initiatives. If your organisation shares our dedication to climate innovation, we invite you to explore this opportunity. 

Services and Resources

      • Access to advanced tools to help start-ups understand and measure their GHG emissions.
      • Guidance in understanding your climate entrepreneurship ecosystem to identify new market opportunities.
      • Support in designing and implementing your Climate Acceleration Programme.
      • Assistance in expanding your strategic vision to support Climate Innovations.
      • Access to coaching and mentoring sessions to delve into your specific concerns and needs.
      • Practice-oriented workshops to enhance your knowledge and skills in running climate accelerator programmes.

Who can apply?

We invite all organizations that wish to initiate or deepen their involvement in fighting climate change by supporting start-ups focused on mitigating carbon emissions. This invitation extends to innovation agencies, incubators, accelerators, ecosystem builders, venture capital investors, co-working spaces, and hubs. Female-led Entrepreneurial Support Organisations (ESOs) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.

Minimum requirements:

      • Experience in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship support of at least two years.
      • Previous experience working on, supporting, or leading accelerator programs for startups in the region.
      • Size: minimum 2 people with high dedication to the organisation
      • Working knowledge of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in their region.
      • Ability to develop and deliver analytical and audience-friendly insights.
      • Adherence to professional ethics and quality standards in evaluation.
      • Basic written and spoken English competency.
      • Legal constitution as an organization (private, public, NGO, etc.).

Timeline

22 August 2023 – Launch Open Call for ESOs

31 August 2023 – English Webinar – Register here

14 September 2023 – Spanish Webinar –  Register here

14 September 2023 – Deadline for Applications

 31 October 2023 – Announcement of selected ESOs

Contact – If you have any questions, please send them to climaccelerator@climate-kic.org.

View call document


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Partnering with EIT Climate-KIC on adaptation and resilience ClimAccelerator in Tanzania

ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE CLIMACCELERATOR PARNTER 

EIT Climate-KIC is looking for a local partner in Tanzania to deliver a ClimAccelerator, an internationally recognised accelerator programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. This marks the first time, that the ClimAccelerator will be delivered in Tanzania, with a specific focus on supporting start-ups that are developing transformative climate adaptation solutions.

EIT Climate-KIC, in partnership with Irish Aid, is developing an Adaptation Innovation Cluster in Tanzania. This initiative engages with local stakeholders such as partners, accelerators, NGOs, government ministries, donors, consultancies, research institutions, and entrepreneurs. The goal is to understand the innovation ecosystem, government priorities, and areas of need for climate adaptation and resilience. The focus is on supporting innovation in agriculture, land use, and forestry to address food insecurity and malnutrition. Additionally, a ClimAccelerator will be launched to promote Adaptation & Resilience innovations.

Scheduled to run from September 2023 to May 2024, the ClimAccelerator will emphasise sustainable land use, agroforestry, agribusiness, and water as key areas of focus. The primary objectives of the programme are to enhance the resilience of rural communities to existing and future climate hazards, while assisting them in addressing climate vulnerabilities and risks. The ideal start-ups for this programme should be in the early stages of development, equipped with a working prototype, and possess a strong commitment to growing their business and scaling their solution. 

EIT Climate-KIC is seeking a local partner who possesses an extensive network, valuable mentorship connections, and access to potential investors to co-design the ClimAccelerator programme in Tanzania. This local partner will play a crucial role in: 

      • Identifying and selecting high-potential start-ups with innovative climate adaptation solutions
      • Providing comprehensive support and resources to selected start-ups to accelerate their growth and impact
      • Fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented environment that promotes knowledge exchange and collaboration among entrepreneurs
      • Facilitating access to networks, mentors, and potential investors to help start-ups scale their solutions
      • Creating pathways for market adoption and deployment of climate adaptation innovations in Tanzania 

CALL TO ACTION

The aim of this call for proposals is to identify an organisation (or organisations) that will co-design with EIT Climate-KIC and implement the programme. The delivery organisation must be based in Tanzania and have access to network, mentors and potential investors to help start-ups scale their solutions.   

The service provider partner will be selected based on these factors as well as the capability and experience of the acceleration team, ability to mobilise a network of mentors and good connection with markets as well as early-stage impact investors.  

Deadline 

Call opening: Friday, 23 June 2023, 23:59 CEST
Call closing: Friday, 21 July 2023, 15:59 CEST  

Eligibility 

The teams or individuals delivering the services should be able to demonstrate the following experience and capabilities: 

      • The delivery organisation (or consortiums) must be registered and have a team based in Tanzania
      • The delivery organisation presents a diverse consortium or team with the right expertise
      • Competency to deliver the programme in English and in Swahili
      • The delivery organisation has submitted the following documents for the due diligence:
      • Company registration documents
      • Bank details
      • Supplier form
      • Due diligence questionnaire
      • Supplier form
      • Due diligence questionnaire 

Proposals that fail the eligibility criteria will not be considered further in the process and applicants will be informed of the outcome via email to the contacts for the proposal; proposals must comply to the full set of the eligibility criteria. For full details and eligibility requirements please see the Call for Proposals document linked below.

How to Apply

The call is a one stage process: the submission of a full proposal followed by assessment and decision outcome. Each proposal will be assessed by the criteria set out in the Call for Proposal Document below. EIT Climate-KIC may invite organisations for a follow-up interview before making the final decision. Selected consortium partners would be expected to join EIT Climate-KIC for an in-person co-design session during the week of 21 August in Dar es Salaam.  

      • Read the relevant Call for Proposal document below
      • Submit your online application to EIT Climate KIC via the application form link below. 

Application Form & Supporting Documents:

CALL DOCUMENT HERE


CLOSED: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: ClimAccelerator Organisers

Details: We are looking for new EIT Climate-KIC partners to collaborate with us on the European ClimAccelerator programme. The Expression of Interest phase for potential ClimAccelerator Organisers is now open until 14 July, 20:00 CEST. 

ClimAccelerator is a global programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. We are turning cleantech start-ups into successful businesses and harnessing the power of human ingenuity to drive rapid impact and unlock a net-zero, resilient future for all.  Over the past 10 years, the accelerator programme powered by EIT Climate-KIC has been a major climate innovation solution provider for more than 2,000 start-ups, with access to resources, tools, mentoring and networks. We’re scaling the globe to break new ground in carbon reduction, adaptation and resilience, and more.

If you would like to collaborate with us, please apply at this link: https://forms.office.com/e/GwkvGDQwnf  

Additionally, we have two info sessions for questions on the European ClimAccelerator coming up on : 

      • 20 June, 13:00-14:00 CEST – Register here 
      • 3 July, 13:00-14:00 CEST – Register here 

CALL DOCUMENT HERE


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Higher Education Initiative (HEI) Call 3

For the first time, the call is open to both new organisations and existing partners from the Pilot Call and the second call for proposals. The call will select up to 16 projects, who will receive a maximum of EUR 750,000 with up to EUR 350,000 for Phase 1 (May−December 2023) and up to EUR 400,000 for Phase 2 (January−July 2024).

The selected consortia should show how they will build innovation capacity through the integration of deep tech talent-fostering activities. They must also demonstrate how their applications align with the Deep Tech Talent Initiative and contribute to deep tech innovation.

The goal of the Deep Tech Talent Initiative is to train at least 1 million deep tech talents by 2025 through pan-European talent and skill development programmes. This will broaden Europe’s labour force and expand the operations of high-growth companies working in the deep tech fields, such as advanced materials and manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, robotics, aerospace, photonics, electronics, quantum computing, sustainable energy and cleantech.

All organisations in the selected projects from this call will submit an official expression of interest to join the Deep Tech Talent Initiative Pledge, given the close alignment of the EIT HEI Initiative’s third call and the objectives of the Deep Tech Talent Initiative.

A few examples of deep tech activities include:

      • integrating deep tech fields in course curricula;
      • supporting deep tech start-ups and spin-offs;
      • facilitating deep tech innovations going to market.

The majority of the available funding will be awarded to organisations that are not partners of an EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) at the time of the call launch. For any organisations that participate in a Cohort 1 or 2 project, all their call 3-funded activities must be exclusively deep tech focused.

Deadline

Call launch: 8 November 2022

Call opening: 17 November 2022

Application deadline: 28 February 2023, 17:00 CET

Information sessions

The initiative is also organising a series of online info sessions to present the call for proposals in more detail and answer applicants’ questions. The specific contents, registration links and dates for the info sessions are listed below. Make sure to sign up before the deadline!

Link to apply: https://application.eit-hei.eu/ 

Contact person: Catherine Laurent-Polz: catherine.laurent-polz@climate-kic.org

CALL DOCUMENT HERE


CLOSED: CALL FOR IDEAS: SILP Experimentation Fund

Details: The Systems Innovation Learning Partnership (SILP) is launching a call for ideas for its Experimentation Fund to support experiments advancing knowledge and understanding of systems innovation practices, methodologies, and approaches. We are especially looking for applied experiments in the field of development cooperation, focusing on the needs of those living in poverty and tackling issues related to environment and climate change (adaptation and mitigation), human rights, conflict, gender equality and disadvantaged communities. 

Deadline: Wednesday 7 December, 17:00 UTC.

How to applyhttps://www.climate-kic.org/systems-innovation-learning-partnership/silp-experimentation-fund/


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Adaptation & Resilience ClimAccelerator in Africa

Details: Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (‘Irish Aid’), the Adaptation and Resilience (A&R) ClimAccelerator will support 16 teams from across the African continent with solutions that address physical climate risks or build the resilience of communities. The selected start-ups will receive tailored business coaching, professional guidance on finance, support defining the climate impact potential of their solution, and preparation for future investment opportunities. KCIC Consulting Limited (KCL) in partnership with Concree SAS are implementing the adaptation and resilience (A&R) themed accelerator in Africa programme for early to mid-stage start-ups from October 2022 to May 2023.

Deadline: Saturday 26 November 2022.

How to apply: https://www.kcicconsulting.com/arclimacceleratorafrica/


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Amazon Sustainability Accelerator

EIT Climate-KIC and Amazon announce the launch of the Amazon Sustainability Accelerator, a 12-week bespoke programme to support early-stage start-ups that are developing more sustainable consumer products or technology that can help the industry recycle products more effectively and efficiently. 

Start-ups based in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK are encouraged to apply. Selected participants can benefit from:

      • A €12,000/£10,000 equity-free grant
      • $25,000 worth of AWS Activate credits
      • €500 Amazon Advertising credits
      • Workshops, mentorship and office space
      • Free access to Amazon Launchpad for a year
      • Climate Impact Forecast by EIT Climate-KIC

Deadline: 17 March 2023, midnight CET

How to apply

      • You can apply via the website. Applicants must be prepared to commit to a 3-month programme commencing from 2 May 2023, and finishing with a demo day on the 20th of July.
      • The accelerator will be operated in a hybrid manner (mixing online and in-person support) allowing you to benefit from face-to-face support when you most need it, while having the flexibility and ease to participate in activities online. However, please note that weeks 1 (2/5/2023 – 5/5/2023),6 (5/6/2023 – 9/6/2023) and 12 (17/7/2023 – 21/7/2023) must be attended in person.

CLOSED: CALL FOR CITIES: Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge

EIT Climate-KIC and EIT Digital are running a Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge for European cities to identify impactful and innovative projects which seek to decarbonise transport in cities and accelerate the take-up of active, shared, collective and/or electric mobility.

The challenge is sponsored by FedEx, seeking to deliver a more sustainable future by scaling innovative solutions to reduce pollution, noise, and congestion in the world’s fastest growing cities. This project intends to support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, Urban Mobility Framework and the EU Cities Mission. 

Deadline: Sunday, 20 November 2022.

How to apply: https://www.kcicconsulting.com/arclimacceleratorafrica/


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Black Sea ClimAccelerator

Details: The Black Sea ClimAccelerator is the regional accelerator driving green, scalable innovation in Romania and Bulgaria. Its comprehensive structure includes support for early-stage start-ups, know-how for growth and scale-ups, grant financing of 300.000 EUR and access to a network of mentors, investors and professionals. We’re looking for driven start-up teams from Romania & Bulgaria who are building scalable solutions that fight climate change through any application that supports this purpose.

The programme is delivered Impact Hub Bucharest and its main partners Raiffeisen Bank România and OMV Petrom, as well as by Innovation Accelerator in Bulgaria.

Romania Deadlines:

Stage 1 (Early Stage): May 24 – July 24 2022

Stage 2 (MVP): July 26 – September 26 2022

Stage 3 (Growth): July 26 – September 26 2022

Bulgaria Deadlines:

Stage 1 (Early Stage): June 16 – August 17 2022

Stage 2 (MVP): June 16 – August 17 2022

Stage 3 (Growth): June 16 – September 30 2022

How to applyhttps://blackseaclimaccelerator.eu/


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond 2022 

What is EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond? 

This programme is supported by EIT Climate-KIC, and funded by EIT and Horizon Europe. It will be locally implemented in 2022 by lead partner Hub Innovation S.R.O., Bogatin D.O.O, Impact Hub Labs MKO, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency and Impact Hub Belgrade.

ClimAccelerator Beyond aims at making a tangible and relevant contribution towards climate change mitigation & innovation across the RIS region consortium. (Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Serbia and Slovenia). As a start-up you will participate in various activities designed to help you advance your business and take your next big step. As a part of an international consortium, you will experience cross-border cooperation and get to exchange resources, contacts, and know-how. In addition, individual support for business leaders is an important part of the program. 

Applications will only be accepted by entities registered in any of the following countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia. 

Call opening (all stages): 16th February 2022
Call closing (all stages): 29th July 2022

Croatia & Serbia call deadline extended for Stage 1: 15 October2022 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

You can find more information and the registration form here: https://climaccelerator.impacthub.cz/en/ 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond 2022 Stage 1
In the Stage 1 you will get a strong network, consultation with experts and workshops

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond 2022 Stage 2
In the Stage 2 you will get Matchmaking with inventors, individual mentoring and certainty of partnership

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond 2022 Stage 3
In Stage 3, the focus is put on preparing for investment attraction, building networks, and collaborations – within the Climate-KIC Alumni network and elsewhere.  

Please, don’t forget to state which Stage of the EIT ClimAccelerator Beyond that you are applying to on the registration form: https://climaccelerator.impacthub.cz/en/ 


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Built Environment Circular ClimAccelerator

Details: After a successful development of the Circular Cities ClimAccelerator, we are proud to announce that we are launching a new ClimAccelerator programme in 2022.

This programme edition will be focused mainly on built environment innovations in the circular economy that can also reduce carbon emissions.

We are looking to scaling business solutions that can change the linear production systems through technologies that are aligned with circular practices, such as modularity, upgradability and prolonged use of resources in the built environment sector.

The acceleration programme is open to 25 advanced stage start-ups, that can foster the net-zero circular economy and whose solutions cover the following sectors:

– High Performance building
– Infrastructures for water, waste management
– Construction materials
– Transportation & logistics
– Renewable energies
– Industry 4.0 and new circular business models

Deadline

Call opening ……….….. 15.06.2022

Call closing …………….. 19.09.2022

How to apply: https://www.circular-accelerator.com/


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator

Details: The call is open for early-stage CDR start-ups located in Europe.  

The Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator is Europe’s first carbon removal accelerator, dedicated to lifting CDR solutions off the ground. It supports CDR start-ups on their journey to maximise climate and business impact by helping them to develop and increase confidence in their solution, win customers and employees, validate their climate impact and secure funding. CDR start-ups can profit from diverse expertise and deep CDR ecosystem reach: from experienced entrepreneurs and start-up coaches, physics PhDs to CDR policy experts and climate tech investors, the organizers and experts are there to support every step of the way.  

Highlights of the programme include: dedicated 1-to-1 coaching by experienced start-up coaches; technology and climate impact validation with experts and scientists; expert workshops on CDR; deep CDR ecosystem access to prospective customers and investors, service and technology providers; and up to 25.000€ in funding during the whole program.

The Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator is jointly developed and run by TU Delft and ETH Zurich sus.lab, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, Stichting DOEN, Munich Re and ERGO and co-funded by EIT and Horizon Europe.

Call opening: 15 June 2022

Deadline: 5 September 2022 at 12:00 (CEST)

For eligibly criteria and to apply: https://cdr-accelerator.com/apply-now/


CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The EIT Circular Economy Community launches the Circular Economy Prize

Are you an SME or start-up with an innovative service, technology, or product around circular economy? Compete for the chance to showcase your idea to an expert panel, secure the award prize and be part of the European innovation community!

The EIT Community Circular Economy aims to identify and award relevant start-ups and SMEs with significant new solutions around circular economy.

Compete for a chance to pitch your idea in front of our expert Jury, secure a substantial financial award to boost your product, service or technology and be a part of the vibrant circular economy network of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Within the EIT Circular Economy Community, EIT RawMaterials, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility are joining forces to craft favorable environments for creative thought processes and innovations in circular economy to flourish.

The Application is now open and closes on 31 August 2022 23:59 CET.

Thematic scope

We are looking for solutions in the areas of:

      • Topic 1: New circular business models in two specific areas:
      • From products to services: This model is an alternative to the established “buy and own” approach and includes lending, renting, or pay-for-use agreements. It allows the customer to purchase a service or desired result, rather than buying the product itself.
      • Sharing economy: The primary feature that defines a sharing economy is cooperation. It creates the opportunity for consumers to tap into the unused potential of products by reducing their idle time and increasing access to goods and services.
      • Topic 2: Circular economy assessment methodologies: new methodological approaches to monitor and/or quantify circular economy from a general perspective or in specific sectors as critical raw materials, building, food.
      • Topic 3: Waste valorization including logistics: new ideas and approaches for waste valorization in specific sectors as critical raw materials, building, food including digital solutions to improve logistics.
      • Topic 4: Digital Products Passports: new ideas and developments in the field of Digital Products Passports as efficient tool to improve materials traceability to support the implementation of sustainable products.

The contest is open to any legal entity or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to HorizonEurope. For partners and entities that have already received funding by the participating EIT KICs (EIT Raw Materials, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Manufacturing) restrictions may apply. For more information refer to the Rules of the Prize.

CALL DOCUMENT HERE

APPLY HERE


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CEE Community Lab Implementation 2022 Call

This Call aims at strengthening the Central & Eastern European (CEE) ecosystem of organizations working towards the transition of coal dependent regions to a zero carbon economy by addressing one of the main CEE problem spaces/ barriers preventing this transition: the lack of community and trust both on trans-national (CEE) or local level (national, regional). We are especially interested in solutions to the cultural, demographic, historical and sociological challenges blocking the transformation and decreasing active engagement of the impacted groups in co-creation of the just future for them.  

Shifting the focus of work in coal regions from restructuring mines and the coal industry, to social, economic, energy transitions and climate neutrality is an important cornerstone in building towards the transition to zero carbon economies in these regions. Willingness to identify, understand and experiment around the blockages and feedback loops but also explore existing resources, and will look to establish the foundations for systemic innovation and change in coal regions.

CALL TO ACTION

The Call aims to identify a Partner or the group of Partners willing to pull together and animate an ecosystem of a portfolio of stakeholders whose engagement would contribute significantly to overcoming blockages of just transition, specifically addressing the lack of community and trust in this space, in following countries: Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Estonia, Slovakia and Czechia. 

(see Call guidelines for further information)

Deadline

Call opening ……….….. 12.07.2022

Call closing …………….. 12.09.2022

Info session

Register for the upcoming Community Lab Call 2022 Zoom online information session on 14th July 12:00 CET.

Registration

Eligibility

For full eligibility criteria, please see the Call document

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via Plaza, using the proposal form “RIS ACTION LINE II RIS Ideation and Pilot Projects (BP2022)”, and using the Final Submit button.

Supporting documents:


CLOSED: CALL FOR PARTNERS: Irish Agri-Food Deep Demonstration 2022/2023

EIT Climate KIC is partnering with Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) to support national climate action in the agri-food sector. Building on EIT Climate-KIC’s Deep Demonstration approach, the two-year programme will co-develop and deploy a coordinated portfolio of innovation actions and projects across the entire land-agri-food system, which will allow Irish stakeholders to test different options and build learning and intelligence about effective pathways for the agri-food sector to thrive while delivering its climate targets.

The project will run from 2022-2023 and the initial phases include activities to learn from and build Irish agri-food system stakeholder knowledge on:

      • nature-based solutions
      • carbon farming (and soil carbon)
      • dairy, meat, and other agri-food sector processors
      • environment climate measures
      • funding and finance
      • visualization/graphic design

CALL TO ACTION 
The purpose of the call is to build a community of partners able to contribute to building on (and learning from) Irish stakeholder knowledge on one or more of the above topics. The total funds available under this call is €150.000. Applicants who meet the criteria will be shortlisted. This does not mean they will automatically be selected for specific pieces of work, nor will be they automatically eligible for funding under this call. Shortlisted applicants will be retained on an open list of EIT Climate-KIC Community of partners available for specific pieces of work between August 2022 and December 2023. This is the scoping and initial deployment phase of work, with the expectation of further opportunities in future in Ireland and elsewhere.

(see Call Guidelines for further information) 

Deadline

Call opening: 20 July 2022

Call closing: 22 August 2022

Decision communication: 5 September 2022

 

Eligibility

This call for proposals is open for applications to both EIT Climate-KIC partners and non-partner organisations. However, organisations will not be eligible to receive funding until they have EIT Climate-KIC Partner status. Organisations that have not yet applied for or received partnership status are strongly encouraged to apply. Should such organisations wish to receive funding, they are welcome to apply for partnership status (which must be obtained before receiving funds).

CALL DOCUMENT & GUIDELINES HERE

APPLY HERE


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Matchmaking Innovation Event with a focus on RIS countries

EIT Climate-KIC launches Matchmaking Innovation Market call 2022 to support systemic challenge-led collaboration and development of local and impactful climate action in RIS eligible countries
This Call is aimed at overcoming one of the main problems in advancing innovation in areas of human activity that have a critical impact on greenhouse gas emissions – cities, land use, materials, and finance – and to create climate-resilient communities: replicating effort instead of strengthening what is already on the market. Therefore, we welcome impactful ideas that can partner up with EIT Climate-KIC to lead the transformative change and speed up innovation acceleration in RIS countries. Check eligible RIS countries in the Call guidelines. 

CALL TO ACTION 
The Call aims to facilitate an innovation matchmaking market, where members of the community can establish direct relationships between the offers of innovative products/services (Supply), and requests for solutions to challenges and problems (Demand) presented via an Expression of Interest (EOI) stage, to identify initiatives and pilots/projects. In this way, developing new project ideas will open new opportunities for future collaboration, helping to generate new business possibilities.  
(see Call guidelines for further information) 

Deadline 
Call opening: 27th May 2022
Call closing: 27th July 2022 

Eligibility : Please check the Call document HERE.

How to apply: The call is a 2-stage process: the submission of an EOI and full proposal followed by assessment and decision outcome.

Call to Action & Guidelines, and Application Forms:

Call to Action & Guidelines – Link to the document HERE

Stage 1 – EOI, Deadline is now 22 June, Microsoft Forms – Link to the Form HERE

Stage 2 – Full proposals, PLAZA system – Link to the System HERE

Supporting documents:
Guidance document on cost category descriptions 


 

CLOSED: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RIS Education Experiments 2022

Applications may be submitted from now until July 8, 2022. An information session will be hosted online on 14th June, click to register here.

What is RIS EduEx?

Educational experiments can be defined as short projects (or pilots) that test novel ways of responding to a challenge within education, learning, skills development, in the context of tackling climate change. In this context an experiment is a test or a pilot project carried out to learn something or to discover if something works. The experiment design, target audience and format are for you to propose, aligned with needs in your local context.

EIT Climate-KIC is offering a minimum of 50% in co-funding (up to a maximum of EUR 20,000) from the start of the contract in September until December 31, 2022. Up to four experiments may be awarded this year. These learning experiments are co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS).  

Who can apply?

We invite both EIT Climate-KIC partners and new collaborators (non partners), e.g. civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, municipalities, research institutions, private actors and education institutions, to join us in rolling out a series of education experiments this year. 

Applications will only be accepted by entities operating and active in any of the following RIS countries:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro*, Republic of North Macedonia*, Serbia*, Turkey*, Ukraine*, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain). 

Note among other eligibility criteria, there is a 50% co-funding eligibility requirement for this grant that cannot be sourced from other EU funds. This means that half of the experiment costs must be covered by your organisation. If your organisation, for example, applies with a total experiment budget of EUR 30,000, your organisation will be able to claim reimbursement of up to 15,000 EUR of eligible costs from EIT Climate KIC, or the equivalent of 50%. Please see the call guidance materials below for further information on eligibility.

How can you apply?

Once you have reviewed the carefully and have decided to proceed with your proposal for RIS EduEx 2022, then we invite you to:

      • Prepare the Application Form in English. This also includes a budget template.
      • Submit the Application Form as an attachment (PDF) to an email sent to eduex@climate-kic.org before the submission deadline on 08 July 2022 at 00:00 CEST. Please indicate the name of your organisation and the name of the experiment in the email subject title. EIT Climate-KIC will only review applications submitted before the deadline.

Where can I find further information?

To download the call document, click here.

To register for the upcoming online information session on 14th June 11:00 CET, click HERE

To download the Application Form template to be submitted, click HERE


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: MED ClimAccelerator

Details: The MED ClimAccelerator has launched its call for cleantech start-ups incorporated in Portugal, Malta and Cyprus. Entrepreneurs should have a focus on a new technology or service with high potential for both commercial viability and climate impact. Highlights of the programme include: international training, mentorship and investment up to €20,000. 

This programme is supported by EIT Climate-KIC, and funded by EIT and Horizon Europe. It will be locally implemented from July – November 2022 by Building Global Innovators (BGI) in Portugal, Chrysalis LEAP in Cyprus and Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) in Malta to empower innovative start-ups and facilitate the adoption of circular economies and green technologies to tackle climate change.

Call opening: 18th April 2022

Deadline: 18 June 2022 at 23:59 (CEST)

How to apply: https://medclimaccelerator.com/about/apply-now/


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Acceleration program for climate-positive ideas – Baltics & Slovakia ClimAccelerator 2022

Deadline: 12th June 2022 

More info & registration :


CLOSED: CALL FOR ORGANISING PARTNERS – 2022 New European Bauhaus Hackathon

EIT COMMUNITY NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS 

On 18 January 2021, the Commission launched the design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, social and cultural initiative, aiming to simultaneously combine quality of experience (including aesthetics), sustainability (including circularity), and inclusiveness (including accessibility and affordability) in order to help deliver the European Green Deal.  

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus is led by EIT Climate-KIC with participation of EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. The mission aims to bridge the gap between science and technology on the one hand, and arts and culture on the other, promoting business through start-ups, ideation and education, as well as citizen education and engagement. With that purpose, EIT Community New European Bauhaus engages with European innovators to overcome fragmentations in the European innovation landscape, works together with universities and stakeholders in the identification of problems and solutions, and ensures civil society engagement in the New European Bauhaus movement.   

CROSS-KIC NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS CALLS ON PARTNER ORGANISATIONS TO HOST HACKATHONS ALIGNED TO NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS PRINCIPLES 

We are inviting participation by partner organizations of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus (partners of EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility) that can prove capability and/or experience in hosting hackathons, as well as mission alignment to New European Bauhaus principles through past projects or current activities, and organisational core values. In the inaugural New European Bauhaus Hackathons of 2022, we are looking for six hosts to co-organize and simultaneously host one New European Bauhaus hackathon each.  

This Call is open in this edition only to EIT Community New European Bauhaus partners as this is the first ever New European Bauhaus Hackathons. The activity is therefore operating as a pilot that will support the consolidation of a model to be iterated in the next years. As a result, for this year’s opportunity the EIT Community New European Bauhaus is working only with partners of their ecosystem that have already proved experience and engagement with the New European Bauhaus. The subsequent following calls to be issued as from 2023, once the model is consolidated, will be open to partners and non-partners. 

Deadline 

Call opening …………… 6 April 2022 

Call closing ……………….6 June 2022 (23:59 CET)

Events & information sessions: 

      • An information session for partner organisations who wish to host New European Bauhaus hackathons (under the EIT Community New European Bauhaus programme) will take place on Monday, 23 May 2022, from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST.
      • The information session will detail the expected scope of the proposals and the requirements for participation. The event will take place online via Zoom. Register here.

Eligibility 

      • Eligible organizations are partners of at least one of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus (EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility). 
      • The applicant must be a private or public “legal entity”.  
      • The Application Form must clearly select minimum one EIT Community New European Bauhaus challenge to address from those listed in the Thematic Axes in Section 2.2 of this Call.  

How to apply 

The Call is a one-stage process: the submission of full proposal followed by assessment and decision outcome.

To apply for any of the three Calls: 

Cal to Action & Guidelines, and Application Forms


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – New European Bauhaus Co-creation of Public Space Through Citizen Engagement

The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB) focused on the inhabited places and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It is a practical approach to discover beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.

The present EIT Community call for projects aims to resolve challenges that the cities, peri-urban and rural areas face, focusing on NEB challenges innovation and action in public spaces through citizen engagement in their re-designing. The call will identify inspirational, beautiful, sustainable and inclusive project proposals, demonstrating new solutions that boost the transformation of cities, peri-urban and rural areas by bringing individuals and communities closer to nature, bringing sense of belonging, addressing the needs of territories, communities that needed specific attention, and transforming value chains and life of materials towards circularity.

Further on all proposals need to embed and integrate all the three core New European Bauhaus values (sustainability, aesthetics, inclusion) and all the three key New European Bauhaus principles (multilevel, participatory, transdisciplinary approach) into their projects.

Supported activities

Given the objective, expected outcomes and impact of the 2022 projects, grants shall be awarded for the implementation of products and services (including rapid product prototypes), co-design of public realm and social and educational activities aiming to respond to the New European Bauhaus challenges:

· Re-connecting with nature EIT Community NEB Challenge

· Re-gaining sense of community and belonging EIT Community NEB Challenge

· Prioritising the places and people that need it the most EIT Community NEB Challenge

· The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem EIT Community NEB Challenge

An application must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges mentioned above; for further information including examples of specific types of activities please carefully read Chapter 4 of the Call document.

Who can apply?

Applications must be consortia of a minimum two partners and a maximum of four partners. One of these partners must be a City, region or an affiliated entity to a City or region located in an EU Member State or a Third Country associated to Horizon Europe. In case the consortium is made of two partners, the applicants must be independent organisations (there cannot be an affiliated link between them). One partner has to be presented as the Lead Partner. KICs partners and non-partners are eligible to apply. Applications from RIS countries are positively encouraged.

For further eligibility information please check chapter 9.1 of the Call document.

EIT funding allocation

The funding rate is 100 per cent up to €45,000 for each project.

Overall six selected projects (ideally minimum one proposal per EIT Community NEB Challenge) can be implemented in six regions/cities located in the European Union Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries from 1 July 31 December, 2022.

How can you apply?

The process is organised in a one-step application procedure. Please read the Call document carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the types of projects, the application process, you will find in the documents for download:

EIT_Community_NEB_2022_Call_Co-Creation of public space_Final.pdf

EIT_Community_NEB_2022_AF_Co-Creation of public space_Final.doc

On 26 April 2022 at 10:30 CEST, online, a Call info session and Matchmaking event will be organised. For participation please fill in the online registration form until 21 April, 2022. In the matchmaking session, registered participants can present in four minutes their organisation and their needs to form a consortium. If you wish to present, please send your ppt in advance (maximum four slides) to zita.dibaczi@eiturbanmobility.eu at the latest 21st April, 2022.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications not later than 29 May, 2022 in a single pdf by mail to NEBcall4cities2022@eiturbanmobility.eu

Selection criteria

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the excellence, impact and implementation of each proposal that successfully passed the admissibility and eligibility criteria.


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – New European Bauhaus Citizen Engagement Activities

Launch of EIT Community New European Bauhaus Call for proposals for Citizen Engagement Activities: EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB) focused on developing long-term solutions in collaboration with citizens to deliver transformation that match the needs of a wider community.

The present EIT Community call for projects aims to work on activities where citizens and end-users are not only asked to identify relevant challenges of their city aligned with New European Bauhaus challenges, but also empowered to co-create together potential solutions in an ideation process. It is expected to encourage/incentivise the uptake of more sustainable habits, through co-creation of new products, services or solutions with citizens, empowering citizens to implement new solutions in their communities and triggering change by actively influencing local policies.

Further on all proposals need to embed and integrate all the three core New European Bauhaus values (sustainability, aesthetics, inclusion) and all the three key New European Bauhaus principles (multilevel, participatory, transdisciplinary approach) into their projects.

Supported activities

Given the objective, expected outcomes and impact of the 2022 projects, grants shall be awarded for the implementation of co-design of public realm and social and educational activities aiming to respond to the New European Bauhaus challenges:

· Re-connecting with nature EIT Community NEB Challenge

· Re-gaining sense of community and belonging EIT Community NEB Challenge

· Prioritising the places and people that need it the most EIT Community NEB Challenge

· The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem EIT Community NEB Challenge

An application must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges mentioned above; for further information including examples of specific types of activities please carefully read Chapter 4 of the Call document.

Who can apply?

Private or public legal entity may apply, consortia are not eligible. KICs partners and non-partners are eligible to apply. Applications from RIS countries are positively encouraged.

For further eligibility information please check Chapter 9.1 of the Call document.

How big is the grant?

The funding rate is 100 per cent up to €15,000 for each project.

Overall eight selected projects (ideally two proposals per EIT Community NEB Challenge) can be implemented in eight regions/cities located in the European Union Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries from 1July to 31December, 2022.

How can you apply?

The process is organised in a one-step application procedure. Please read the Call document carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the types of projects, the application process, you will find in the documents for download:

EIT_Community_NEB_2022_Call_Citizen engagement activities Final.pdf

EIT_Community_NEB_2022_AF_Citizen_engagement activities Final.doc

On 26 April, 2022 at 09:00 CEST, online, the Call info session will be organised. For participation please fill in the online registration form until 21 April, 2022.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications not later than 29 May, 2022 in a single pdf by mail to NEBcall4citizens2022@eiturbanmobility.eu

Selection criteria

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the excellence, impact and implementation of each proposal that successfully passed the admissibility and eligibility criteria.


CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – EIT Circular Economy Community launches the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Support Call

Funding available to help start-ups and projects to get verified on their environmental performance

The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a service provided by the European Commission with the aim to help technology providers proposing innovative, green technologies verify their solutions and provide a quality stamp. The ETV process takes the technology through a third-party validation, which assesses the performance of the technology based on independent and credible information using the internationally standards. The end product is an ETV Statement of Verification published on the ETV website and used in business-to-business relations. This enables technology owners to document the reliability of their claims and differentiate them from competitors, and it helps technology purchasers identify innovations that suit their needs.

The EIT Circular Economy Community launches a call to support companies in obtaining the ETV. The call is open until 31.05.2022 (23:59 CEST). The call guidelines and application form can be downloaded at the end.

A webinar defining main aspects of the call and ETV requirements will be organised on 29 April, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CEST. The webinar will include a presentation of the EIT Circular Economy Community and call description, a detailed presentation of ETV main requirements and the ETV Secretariat followed by the opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to attend, please register here.

ETV is implemented by accredited Verification Bodies in three technology areas:

      • Water treatment and monitoring (e.g., monitoring water quality, treatment of drinking water and wastewater)
      • Materials, waste and resources (e.g., separation and sorting of solid waste, recycling of materials, end-of-life products and chemicals, biomass-based products)
      • Energy (e.g., renewable energy, energy generated from waste, energy efficiency)

The call is open to any partner and start-up of participating EIT Circular Economy Community (EIT RawMaterials, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT UrbanMobility) with a technology included in any of the previously defined areas that has been supported in any ongoing or finished demonstration project.

Application deadline: 31.05.2022 23:59 CEST

ETV Support Guidance.

Apply here!


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Circular Cities ClimAccelerator

The Circular Cities ClimAccelerator public-private initiative offers an extensive programme and funding for entrepreneurs driving the transformation of cities to become more sustainable and climate-resilient. Start-ups are invited to submit their projects focusing on a circular solution in the textile, food, tourism, mobility, construction sectors and other relevant areas.

      • Grant funding: up to 18.000 €
      • Training and coaching sessions with circular focus and Climate Impact Training powered by EIT Climate-KIC
      • Comprehensive overview of investment opportunities via EIT CKIC ClimAccelerator marketplace and our VC partner PrimeCrowd
      • Connecting start-ups with experts and circular scientists via mentoring opportunities
      • Peer-to-peer learning and access to our alumni community
      • Pitching opportunities with investors and cities partners
      • Collaboration opportunities with cities (including Berlin, Dublin and more)

Deadline:

Call closes : 10 April 2022, midnight (CET) 

How to apply


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Clean Cities ClimAccelerator

The Clean Cities ClimAccelerator is an accelerator program focused on the impact of climate change in urban areas and the commercialization of clean technology (cleantech). It is targeted at start-ups that are developing solutions that focus on transforming city systems to become climate neutral—from mobility to waste, energy to health, and the built environment. 

      • Up to 25.000 euros
      • Demand owners engagement
      • Global network of investors, corporations, public institutions
      • Training sessions with international speakers in business and sustainability
      • Mentoring and coaching from experts
      • EIT Climate-KIC ecosystem to boost your start-up
      • Visibility, marketing and communication

Deadline:

Call closes : 12 April 2022, 12:00 noon (CEST) 

How to apply

      • Your path into the Clean Cities ClimAccelerator starts with an online application. Convince our experts and we will invite you to an (online) pitch day where you can present your business and answer questions from a jury made up of experts. 
      • Applications can be found on the Clean Cities ClimAccelerator website.

CLOSED: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EIT HEI Initiative

The EIT Climate KIC HEI initiative team is excited to announce the launch of the second call for proposals – EIT HEI Call 2. (Deadline: 28 February 2022, 18.00 CET)

Through this call, the initiative aims to help higher education institutions to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity.

Consortia of eligible HEIs are invited to apply together with other actors of the knowledge triangle and take this opportunity to unlock their potential for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Up to 40 consortia will be selected, and each selected project will be awarded a maximum of EUR 1.2 million. Funding.

Do you want to know more on the EIT HEI Call 2?

Read the news and register to one of the info sessions:

HEInnovate:

      • Introduction Webinar 13 December 2021: Link

In addition, to support you in the application preparation, EIT Climate-KIC will organise:

Please feel free to join if you are interested in partnering with EIT Climate-KIC community members and want to know more about EIT Climate-KIC tools!

Visit the EIT HEI Initiative website to learn more about the EIT HEI Call 2, including deadlines and eligibility criteria.

For any questions, you can contact the EIT Climate-KIC HEI initiative team eit-hei@climate-kic.org


CLOSED: CALL FOR ACTION: Climate Leadership Journey 2022-24

EIT Climate-KIC invites proposals that will make a unique contribution to our existing portfolio, and that will help tackle climate change at the speed and scale we need.   

In 2022, EIT Climate-KIC would like to engage with Higher Education Institutions and other organisations from various locations and countries across Europe that are willing to deliver the Climate Leadership Journey programme in their local ecosystems. Joining the Climate Leadership Journey programme means being part of a pan European network of partners who all have the collective aim of readying graduates and young professionals for a zero-carbon future in which they must navigate their careers. By being part of the Climate Leadership Journey, you will support the development of these future change agents, have the opportunity to introduce them to your local (climate) challenges, and bring them into your community to achieve positive impact.  

The Climate Leadership Journey programme is empowering future leaders and innovators from all disciplines and all university and training levels to become active change agents within their ecosystem and to navigate the complexity within it.  The programme combines skill- and personal development with learning about systems transformation through contextualized and experiential learning. 

We invite our community, including any new organisations that may wish to join, to prepare proposals for up to 22 months between March 2022 and December 2023 that address the Climate Leadership Journey objectives and requirements.  

Please note: Call deadline has been extended to the 31st January 2022 17 CET. Decision communication has been moved to 18th February 2022. An extraordinary info session and networking opportunity will be hold on Wednesday 19th January 2022 13:00-14:00 CET REGISTER HERE FOR THE OPEN SESSION”

Deadline:

Call closes : 31st January 2022 17CET(updated timeline, please check call document update)

How to apply

      • Read the Call for Action document carefully and if you have questions, you are welcome to join an open session:
Monday 22nd November 9:30-10:30 CET REGISTER HERE FOR THE OPEN SESSION
Monday 6th December 14:00-15:00 CET REGISTER HERE FOR THE OPEN SESSION 
Wednesday 19th January 13:00-14:00 CET REGISTER HERE FOR THE OPEN SESSION

Please feel free to contact us at climateleadershipjourney@climate-kic.org    

Documents and links:

      • Call to Action brief (Version 5 updated 11 January 2022, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION. A clarification has been added on the eligibility requirements under the section “Who can Apply” on page 15 and “Assessment criteria” on page 19)
      • latest version of KPI guidance (please note that this will be updated soon)

CLOSED: CALL FOR ACTION: Pioneers 2022

Pioneers, an EIT Climate-KIC programme, equips organisations with the proven Pioneers methodology, Systems Innovation expertise, guidance, tools, and a network of partners connected by innovating to fight climate change. 
Pioneers partners design and deliver place-based Systems Innovation learning experiences to professionals; while building a network of people with the mindset and competencies to drive the transition towards a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. 

The Pioneers programme´s  Call to Action aims at attracting and selecting partners that co-design, -prepare, -deliver, -evaluate and  -fund place-based Pioneers programmes to at least 150 participants across Europe. Pioneers partners will be trained and co-funded by the Horizon Europe funding framework. 

Please note: The call document has been updated on 05/01/2022, please download the latest version. The deadline for the closure of the call has been updated.

Deadline:

Call closes : 31st January 2022 17CET

How to apply

      • Read the two Call for Action documents (!) carefully.
      • If you have questions, you are welcome to join an information session. Information sessions will take place on 16th November 2021 and 2nd December 2021 – please visit the Pioneers’ calendar to register.

Documents and links:

Feel free to visit the Pioneers website to learn more: https://pioneers.climate-kic.org/ 


CLOSED: CALL FOR START-UPS: Amazon Launchpad Sustainability Accelerator

EIT Climate-KIC and Amazon announce the launch of the Amazon Sustainability Accelerator, a 12-week bespoke programme to support early-stage start-ups that are developing more sustainable consumer products.

Start-ups based in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK are encouraged to apply. Selected participants can benefit from:

      • A €12,000/£10,000 equity-free grant
      • $25,000 worth of AWS business support credits
      • €6,000 /£6,000 sponsored advertising credits to kick-start their growth
      • Product featured on the Amazon Launchpad storefront
      • Free account management for one year

Deadline: 25 March 2022, midnight CET

How to apply

      • You can apply via the website.  Successful applicants will be announced in the Spring.

CLOSED: Call for proposals: Innovation Call 2022

Note: The timeline of this call has been updated!

EIT Climate-KIC is inviting proposals for new activities due to commence in 2022. Under our strategy, Transformation, in Time, we have worked to engage challenge owners across Europe to map their systems and understand the innovation gaps where greater experimentation is needed to accelerate climate action. This work has led us to define a range of innovation areas where there is an opportunity to take a new approach to breaking through on the toughest climate challenges. Through experimenting with these new approaches, we hope to learn together with you about how to trigger system change and how to achieve our mission of a net-zero, resilient and just society by 2030 – now just nine years away.

This call for proposals sets out ‘positions’ in our innovation portfolio that we are seeking to fill with new commercially viable projects. A ‘position’ refers to a space or area that sits within our wider innovation portfolio where a specific project or innovation activity may sit within. We invite our community, including any new organisations that may wish to join, to prepare proposals for up to 22 months between March 2022 and December 2023 that address one of the identified open positions. There may be multiple projects accepted in any one position, and we may not be able to fill all positions via this call.

Under this call, partial funding is available to support the development of new highly innovative commercial products or services that seek to launch on the market and achieve climate impact through entrepreneurship and commercial means. We aim to support innovators, researchers, scientists, coaches, and experts to join forces in projects that aim to bring innovative solutions to the European market. We will also support existing innovations that may seek to expand into new markets across Europe and require support to do so.

Eligibility (further detail in call guidelines)

      • The project aims to develop a product or service that has commercial potential (assessed by yes/no declaration).
      • The budget has an EIT reimbursement rate of no more than 40% in 2022 and 30% in 2023, meaning the budget is predominantly funded from other sources.
      • The budget minimums and maximums for this call have been met and at least one EIT KPI has been indicated. 
      • The consortium declares willingness to agree a financial return mechanism under the shared success principle (assessed by yes/no declaration).
      • The consortium has a pan-European character and consists of at least two different entities from at least two different eligible countries.
        Proposals must not exceed more than 10 consortium member organisations.
      • Deadline

        Updated Deadline for submission: 2 December 2021 18:00 CET

How to apply

      • Read our call guidelines, which contains detailed information about the types of projects we can support via this call for proposals.
      • Join our webinar introducing the call on 25 November 16 CEST – link available in Call Guidelines, Section 3 Call Timeline.
      • Watch the recording from the Technical Information Session on how to submit your proposal on Plaza.
      • Submit an application via our online grant management platform Plaza: climate-kic.org
      • Please note: It is no longer possible to pitch your concept to EIT Climate-KIC –as described in the Call Guidelines, Section 3 Call Timeline.

Innovation Call 2022 – Results summary

EIT Climate-KIC launched the Innovation Call 2022 to identify promising innovation projects to be conducted in 2022 and 2023. The call opened in September 2021 and invited both new and existing community members to submit proposals for grant funding to support development of a new commercial product or service which addresses climate change. The call closed in December 2021 and results finalised in February 2022.

Applications received

At the call deadline, we received 16 fully completed proposals 11 (69 per cent) from existing partners and five (31 per cent) from new partners. The country breakdown of the applications is:

      • Austria: 1
      • France: 2
      • Germany: 1
      • Greece: 1
      • Italy: 2
      • Latvia: 1
      • Netherlands: 1
      • Poland : 1
      • Spain: 2
      • Sweden: 1
      • Switzerland: 1
      • United Kingdom: 2
      • Total: 16

These applications were then assessed against the three-stage review process set out in the call guidelines.  This included eligibility checks, independent review, and strategic selection processes.

 

Final result

EIT Climate-KIC has approved one new project to take place in 2022 and 2023.

Project Name: MEDIUS

Description: MEDIUS bridges the gap between green finance and green projects to decarbonize buildings at scale. Currently only few building owners make use of green finance. The inability for green money to reach the decarbonization of the housing sector is due to barriers such as lack of data, incompatible documentation, heterogeneity of assets etc. Moreover, the two sectors are very alien to each other in terms of semantics and have a general lack of understanding of each other’s problems and needs. Our systemic solution MEDIUS addresses the fragmented communication issues between financers and project managers. Thus, MEDIUS will co-design with bankers and building owners a strategy development yielding in decarbonisation and retrofit roadmaps (DRR) and documentation approach, adapt respective tools, prototype the solution and automate work intensive process steps to enable scalability. MEDIUS connects to the EU taxonomy and initiatives (CBI, PECAF) to enable the financial sector to invest in DRR.

Budget: €2,640,000.00 (EIT Contribution €750,500.00)

Lead Partner: ChillServices

Partners: TEP Energy GmbH, ChillServices Sweden AB, BWB Connect CLG, Sinom


2022 Closed Calls