The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body created by the European Union in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The EIT´s new strategy for 2021-2027 presents the creation of a new EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the Cultural & Creative Sectors and Industries.
EIT Culture & Creativity
By uniting cultural and creative organisations from business, higher education and research in a pan-European innovation ecosystem, this new EIT KIC will deliver innovative solutions to help these sectors and industries become stronger and more resilient. EIT Culture and Creativity will create new opportunities for entrepreneurial education, innovation, business creation and acceleration to power Europe’s next generation of innovators and creatives.
Publication of Call on 26 October 2021.
Application deadline on 24 March 2022.
Who to contact?
Questions relating to the EIT Call for Proposals must be submitted via the Contact Us Page on the EIT website.
Who can participate?
The minimum condition to form a KIC is the participation of at least three independent partner organisations, that are comprised of at least one Higher Education Institution (HEI), one research organisation and one private company and that are established in at least three different Horizon Europe Member States. A ‘partner organisation’ means a legal entity which is a member of a KIC and may include, in particular, higher education institutions, vocational education and training providers, research organisations, public institutions, public or private companies, financial institutions, regional and local authorities, foundations and not-for-profit organisations.
Connect with possible partners on the EIT Culture & Creativity platform (open until 21 April 2022).
For further Call details, Evaluation Criteria and indicative timeline see:
– EIT’s new strategy for 2021-2027
– 2021 Call for Proposals, including the recording of webinar held on 21 April 2021
– 2021 Call for Proposals – FAQs
– Connect with possible partners on the EIT Culture & Creativity platform (open until 21 April 2022).