Call for Grant Proposals on EIT Cross-KIC Strategic Outreach
The European Commission (EC) has announced a call for grant proposals on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Cross-KIC Strategic Outreach.
Objective: The activity should maximise the EIT Community impact, transfer/ outreach the KTI EIT model, and contribute to the KICs financial sustainability through its global presence.
further development of EIT community Hubs in USA (Silicon Valley), United Kingdom (London), Israel (Tel Aviv), and setting up of other potential locations of strategic interest;
developing and start implementing activities contributing to the respective Hub’s financial sustainability and where possible to the KICs’ financial sustainability;
linking the innovation ecosystem of Europe with that of the selected outreach locations;
supporting EIT and overall EU innovators and entrepreneurs in the selected outreach locations, e.g. access to new partners and markets, soft landing services;
development of the methodology and preparation a market study and business model for other strategic outreach locations in line with the EIT’s strategic priorities.
alignment with the EU principles on Global Approach in R&I and the EIT Strategic Framework for EIT Community Global Outreach Activities.
The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:
public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and
cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (lowvalue grant).
Expected Impact: to be defined by applicants addressing the specific objectives of the activity, its scope and expected results in the context of elevating the impact of the EIT Community and improving its financial sustainability through expanding the KICs operations beyond Europe. The impact description should be supported by results KPIs and qualitative and quantitative description of the long-term impact. The results KPIs should be accompanied/ justified by the outputs KPIs (for example in relation to the financial sustainability area to indicate revenues to be generated by each location in short-term). The Cross-KIC activity should demonstrate in the proposal how the cross-KIC activity contributes to KICs’ financial sustainability and how it contributes to the EIT core KPIs.
The expected outcome should be focused (but might not limit) on:
further developing the activities of the existing Global Outreach Programme, delivered via the EIT Community hubs, with participation of several KICs, inter alia in Israel, USA, United Kingdom. Proposed activities should reflect EIT’s knowledge triangle signature model and be fully aligned with the EU principles on Global Approach in R&I (1), as well as priorities under the bilateral international cooperation agreements between the EU and the respective outreach countries;
exploring the feasibility and business model for the establishment of an EIT Hub in other strategic outreach locations of common interest for the EIT Community and in full alignment with the EU principles on Global Approach in R&I (2) and the revised EIT Strategic Framework on EIT Community Global Outreach Activities
implementing of impactful activities linking the innovation ecosystem of Europe with that of the selected outreach locations through: forging synergies with global innovation leaders; attracting new talents and partners in the EIT Community and Europe as an innovation hotspot; contributing to thecore KPIs in the EIT Impact Framework; contributing to the financial sustainability of the participating KICs.
developing a support scheme with quantifiable outputs supporting EIT and overall EU innovators and entrepreneurs in the selected outreach locations;
providing a framework for the EIT Community platform to join efforts, resources, share good practices and lessons learnt form the implementation of the global outreach activities, supported by the cost-benefit analysis
effective management of the activity.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
eligible non-EU countries:
countries associated to Horizon Europe;
low- and middle-income countries.
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