Possible Research Opportunity: EIT Climate-KIC – open call for proposals,European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EU

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, through Climate-KIC, invites proposals for its open call. This supports initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and EIT Climate-KIC’s following climate innovation impact goals:
 
•promote retrofit and decentralised energy;
•create green and resilient cities;
•accelerate clean urban mobility;
•make agriculture climate-smart;
•transform food systems;
•nurture forests in integrated landscapes;
•recast materials production;
•reduce industry emissions;
•reboot regional economies;
•mainstream climate in financial markets;
•democratise climate risk information;
•foster bankable green assets in cities.
 
Please note that, according to the regulations, only these Baltic countries are eligible to apply: 
Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Grants support early stage innovations through pathfinder projects, which support partner consortia in exploring and confirming an innovation that has potential to generate significant impact, and partner accelerator projects, which aim to validate the scaling model behind an innovation proposition. Later stage innovations are supported through demonstrator projects, which aim to demonstrate or prove that viable innovations have been created; through scaler-projects, which support tried and tested innovation in growing to achieve greater overall climate mitigation and adaptation impact. The cross-European innovation ecosystems programme helps build connections between cities, regions and networks on a cross-European basis, and focuses on building the capacity for genuinely transformative innovation at a systems level. The Regional Innovation Scheme aims to meet the impact goals through
projects within energy transition, adaptation, circular economy and access to finance. The online education programme aims to co-create innovative education modules together with partner organisations and to curate knowledge to develop human capital for climate innovation. Professional education programmes intend to provide professionals with inspiring and empowering training that support them to tackle challenges arising through climate change.

KIC partner organisations who have acceded to the framework partnership agreement with EIT may apply. Organisations that have not applied for or
received partnership status yet, are encouraged to apply. 
 
More information: Call for a grant.