Calls

Calls


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/


DEADLINE EXTENDED: 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/ 


2022 Closed Calls


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: Pacific Islands Blue Economy Accelerator 2022/2023

Climate-KIC is looking to procure a service provider to deliver a virtual/online accelerator programme for blue economy start-ups, social enterprises and not-for-profits in the Pacific Islands. The programme will run between September 2022 and April 2023 and will support 5-10 innovations from across multiple Pacific Islands nations.

Eligible countries for this programme are: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna.

We are accepting proposals up to a maximum grant value of EUR 80,000 (plus EUR 50,000 flow-through grants to start-ups). Submitted proposal budgets should not include the flow-through amount.

Climate-KIC has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (‘Irish Aid’) since 2019 to deliver the ClimateLaunchpad programme in selected countries across Africa, Asia and South America. In 2022, this partnership is expanding across other areas of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurship programming. In the context of our renewed partnership with Irish Aid, we are deepening our support to blue economy solutions from small islands developing states (SIDS) in the Pacific Islands.

The programme will provide support to start-up teams to validate their business model, build a solid customer traction, structure their organization, prepare them to raise early-stage funding and explore how (within their business model) they can generate maximum social and environmental benefit. Activities will include setting up an open call for applications, selection of teams, organising mentoring and coaching sessions, providing guidance on the development of blue economy business models, providing general support to aid continued growth and development, connecting investors with the programme and dispersing grant money to the selected teams.

CALL TO ACTION

The aim of this call for proposals is to identify an organisation (or organisations) that will co-design with Climate-KIC and implement the programme. The delivery organisation must be based in the Pacific Islands and have a presence across multiple islands. 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: 20 July, 2022, 23:59 CEST

Call closing: 30 August 2022, 23:59 CEST

Eligibility

This call is open to entrepreneurship support organisations located in one of the 12 eligible Pacific Island countries of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna.

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

  • Experience in running accelerator programmes in the Pacific Islands
  • Working knowledge of climate change (and ideally blue economy) in the context of entrepreneurship.
  • Capacity to run a climate accelerator programme over the required time frame
  • Availability of networks of angel/VC investors in target region.
  • Coaching/mentoring experience for business development
  • Written and spoken language competency in English and local language(s) where applicable.

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 Proposals document below.

EIT Climate-KIC may invite organisations for a follow up interview before making the final decision.

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

Supporting documents

CALL DOCUMENT & GUIDELINES 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: Partnering with Climate-KIC on Adaptation and Resilience (A&R) Accelerator in Africa 2022-2023

Climate-KIC is looking to procure a service provider(s) to deliver an adaptation and resilience (A&R) themed accelerator programme for early to mid-stage start-ups. The programme will run between September 2022 and April 2023 and will support 16 start-ups teams from across the African continent.

Climate-KIC has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (‘Irish Aid’) since 2019 to deliver the ClimateLaunchpad programme in selected countries across Africa, Asia and South America. In 2022 this partnership is expanding across other areas of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurship programming. In the context of our renewed partnership with Irish Aid we are deepening our support to adaptation and resilience (A&R) innovations across the African continent. The A&R ClimAccelerator will provide support to start-up teams to: validate their business model, build a solid customer traction, structure their organization, prepare them to raise early-stage funding and explore how (within their business model) they can generate maximum social and environmental benefit. A secondary objective is starting to develop A&R focused-local entrepreneurial ecosystem through engagement with various actors on adaptation & resilience theme and related entrepreneurship in the delivery of the A&R ClimAccelerator and building their interest in the solutions being developed.

The aim of this call for proposals is to identify an organisation (or organisations) that will codesign with Climate-KIC and implement the A&R Accelerator for these 16 climate innovations. The accelerator will be open to suitable start-ups in any country in Africa, so the delivery organisation must be based in Africa and have a presence across the continent. 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.

Who can apply?

Entrepreneurship support organisations located in any African country. Organisations should have experience running virtual accelerator partner in Africa, working knowledge of climate change (and ideally adaptation and resilience) in the context of entrepreneurship and access to a network of mentors and investors across the region.

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 24 July, 2022 23:59 CEST

Link to call for proposals document: Call Guidelines 

Link to application here: AR Accelerator application


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 WORK PLANS: Gender Mainstreaming for Entrepreneurship 2022-2023

Applications may be submitted from now until 10 June, 2022. A Gender Mainstreaming Training and Q&A session will be hosted online on 1 June 2022 from 12:00-15:00 CET, click HERE to register. 

What is Gender Mainstreaming for Entrepreneurship?

This call is open to existing and new Climate-KIC partners (ClimateLaunchpad, ClimAccelerator, Climathon, Educational Programmes) in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Colombia.

Climate-KIC has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (‘Irish Aid’) since 2019 to deliver the ClimateLaunchpad programme in selected countries across Africa, Asia and South America. In 2022 this partnership is expanding to additional aspects of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurship programming.

The main objective of the Gender Mainstreaming for Entrepreneurship Programme 2022-2023 is to support partners to provide gender-equal climate entrepreneurial training and empowerment for women entrepreneurs to:

  • Increase and sustain the number of women participants in their programmes.
  • Support more women entrepreneurs to develop an impact innovation idea and become entrepreneurially active.
  • Support more women-led teams to launch their start-up.

The Gender Mainstreaming Programme 2022-2023 is comprised of three dimensions, taking into account the different geographical context and specific partner focus: the development of individual gender focused work plans, financial and technical support to implement a pilot and learning workshops to share best practices and lessons learned with other partners.

The purpose of this call is to identify key Climate-KIC partners that are willing to implement pilot initiatives and share learnings as part of the Gender Mainstreaming Programme. Gender mainstreaming is defined as “the process of integrating a gender lens into all aspects of an organisation’s strategies and initiatives, as well as its culture, systems, and operations”.

The financial and technical support will include access to grant money of up to 25,000 Euros EUR per partner to implement pilot initiatives from September 2022 – May 2023, dependent on completion of the Gender Smart Hand Book, attendance to gender training sessions and acceptance of project proposal.

Funding from the grant money will be used to support one or more of the following activities per partner, for example:

  • Direct support to women led start-up teams: e.g., create a women peer support network, alumni events and networking opportunities etc.
  • Transforming their own organisation to better support women e.g., develop new or adapt existing training and/or marketing materials, create videos with success stories, etc.
  • Other innovative concept/building on existing gender focused activity. e.g., ecosystem activities to raise awareness and improve access to finance for women led start-ups

Deadline:

Workplan Deadline : 10 June 2022

Full Proposal Deadline: 15 August 2022

How can you apply?

Once you have reviewed the Call document carefully and have decided to proceed, then we invite you to:

  • Download the WeClim Equally Gender Smart Handbook here to prepare your Work Plan
  • Participate in the Gender Mainstreaming Workshop and Q&A on 1 of June 2022 from 12:00-15:00 pm CET
  • Submit the Work Plan as indicated in our call document here (deadline 10 June 2022)
  • Participate in the 1:1 session to discuss your Work Plan with Climate-KIC
  • If pre-selected, submit your proposal and budget as indicated in our call document here (deadline 15 August 2022)

Where can I find further information?

To register for the upcoming Gender Mainstreaming Training and Q&A session which will be hosted online on 1st June 2022, click to register here.

Contact: gender@climate-kic.org


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 START-UPS: Amazon Launchpad Sustainability Accelerator

EIT Climate-KIC and Amazon announce the launch of the Amazon Launchpad Sustainability Accelerator, a 12-week bespoke programme to support early-stage start-ups that are developing physical products within the sustainability vertical.

  • 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: Call closes : 25 March 2022, midnight CET

How to apply

  • You can apply via the application form. Entries must be submitted in English by 25 March 2022. Applicants must be prepared to commit to a three-month programme starting 3 May 2022.
  • For more information, please visit the Accelerator website.

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

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 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