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Open Calls

Our next call for proposals is now open. Our Call to Action outlines what we are looking for.

There are 5 options when applying to this call. These run in parallel. The route you choose to apply through will be dependent on the country in which you/ your organisation reside, the content and aim of your project, and for innovation for the stage your project is at:

  • Climate Innovation Ecosystems
  • Earlier Stage Innovation
  • Later Stage Innovation
  • Education
  • RIS

Funding available for these calls is for both 2019 and 2020 start dates.


Who can apply?

To be eligible to receive EIT funding for any of these calls you must be an EIT Climate-KIC Partner.

Non-EIT Climate-KIC Partners can apply to the call but will not be eligible to receive EIT funding until they have Partner status. For more information on how to get this, please contact your local Climate-KIC office.

For further eligibility criteria per programme, please consult the calls for proposals guidance document.

Brexit: UK Partners and Linked Third Parties, and consortiums involving UK entities are advised to read the communications issued by Climate-KIC regarding eligibility and the UK’s exit from the EU detailed under the Brexit section on the website.

The Important bit


The deadlines for both calls are:

13 February             Call Documentation Released

During this time, all applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to, and co-create with EIT Climate-KIC on the project ideas that they are preparing.

04 March                Plaza opens for applications

30 April                    Call Closes

14 June                    Applicants notified of outcome

Please be aware that Plaza, the Application Portal, will now open on 04 March 2019.


How to Apply

To apply:

  • register online in EIT Climate-KIC’s new grant management system Plaza
  • read the call for proposals guidelines and the Call to Action document supporting the call
  • get in touch with EIT Climate-KIC to discuss the proposal that you are preparing
  • complete your online application in Plaza

Please note that Plaza is only accessible to EIT Climate-KIC partners. Organisations/ individuals who are preparing a bid will need to contact your local Climate-KIC office before starting your application.

Further Information

Find out more

For more information please consult the relevant call documents which can be accessed through Plaza. EIT Climate-KIC partners can access Plaza through the Partner Information Page. 

Unsure of what to do next? Contact us.

Exaptive – Climate-KIC Portfolio Visualisation Tool

As mentioned in the Climate-KIC ‘Call to Action’, we have released a new portfolio visualisation tool called Exaptive, which will allow proponents to visualise and assess the whole Climate-KIC community portfolio, including project summaries, areas of focus, strengths and core competencies. The Exaptive platform also offers a new way of understanding the innovation potential of our community, particularly opportunities that can arise through smarter matchmaking and connecting our members in new and different ways. Using this tool will increase an applicant’s ability to find collaborators and to judge whether a proposal will offer a unique contribution to our portfolio.

Please click here to create your profile and start exploring the city.

Climate Impact Estimates

We will be hosting a webinar on April 9th, 11:00 – 12:00 CET on ‘How to do Climate Impact Estimates’. To register for the webinar please click here. Climate Impact Estimates are a mandatory part of our grant application. This webinar will provide proponents with practical guidance on how to do them.


Other Calls

National and Subnational Climate Innovation Ecosystems

EIT Climate-KIC is looking to co-create proposals for ideas that construct ecosystems that could catalyse transformative systemic change. Please see the proposal guidance, and to register your interest in this area please contact your local EIT Climate-KIC office.

Masterclasses (Entrepreneurship Programme)

Climate-KIC Masterclasses are two-day workshops which aim to enhance the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of participants on a specific topic related to the challenges encountered while establishing a venture. EIT Climate-KIC are seeking proposals from Partners to run a Masterclass series in 2019.