The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and coordinator EIT RawMaterials are launching a new call under the ‘EIT HEI Initiative’ aimed at boosting innovation in higher education – EIT HEI Call 3.
The newly announced call will mobilise up to EUR 12 million of EIT funding for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and their partners. A new feature of this year’s call will be a special focus on training tech talents in higher education, aligned with the EIT’s new flagship programme: Deep Tech Talent Initiative, set to skill one million European talents by 2025.
Up to 16 projects based on consortia consisting of academic and non-academic organisations will be selected in the newly launched call. HEIs and their partners from across Europe (including Horizon Europe associated countries) are encouraged to apply and join the EIT HEI Initiative network. This call for proposals builds on the success of the initiative’s two previous calls, which together awarded nearly 50 projects involving over 290 HEIs and 300 non-academic organisations (companies, research centres, public authorities and associations). HEIs from Ukraine are especially welcomed to apply to the call.
Organisations are encouraged to start preparing their application by reading the full call text available now on the EIT HEI Initiative website. The application system will open on 17 November 2022, and consortia will have until 28 February 2023 17.00 CET to submit their applications. The selected projects will be announced in May 2023.
To learn more about the EIT HEI Call 3, and to register for one of the info sessions, please visit the EIT HEI Initiative website. For any other questions you can also contact the EIT’s HEI Initiative Team directly.