EIT RIS Matchmaking Innovation Market
Deadline: Jul 27, 2022
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Project full name: EIT Climate-KIC launches a Call for proposals to roll out Innovation projects in RIS Eligible Countries
Project acronym: EIT RIS Matchmaking Innovation Call 2022
Grant agreement number: N/A
Total EU funding available: €300 000 in total (between 3-5 proposals may be granted within this budget)
This call is promoted on EIT Climate KIC’s website
Download the Matchmaking call document
Register for the upcoming Matchmaking Call 2022 online information session on 3 June 10:00 CEST
For any further information and questions, please contact Ignacio Chanzá: ignacio.chanza@climate-kic.org


EIT Climate KIC invites eligible entities to apply to the EIT RIS Matchmaking Innovation Market 2022 (RIS Matchmaking Call 2022). Full details about this call can be seen in the Call Document here.

Register for the upcoming RIS Matchmaking Call 2022 online information session on 17 June 10:00 CEST, click here.

How can you apply?

Once you have reviewed the call document carefully and have decided to proceed with your proposal for RIS Matchmaking Call 2022, then we invite you to:

Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI): proponents submit EOIs as either a Demand or Supply actor to EIT Climate-KIC's Microsoft Forms.

Stage 2: Initiatives and/or Pilot Project Proposals: Stage 2 of the process is contingent on participation in Stage 1. During stage 2 some proposal basic information will be submitted via PLAZA including the following information: partners, project specification, risk management, project specifics, outputs & deliverables, KPIs and budgets.

How will applications be evaluated?

The applications will be summarily assessed by EIT Climate-KIC teams and external reviewers via a competitive one-step evaluation and selection process. This phase will involve the review and assessment of the proposals.

The evaluation criteria include Strategic Fit, Demand Assessment, Impact and Excellence, Quality and Efficiency of the Implementation among others.

Further information on the review mechanisms, decision making, and selection process is described in the Call Document.

What is EIT RIS Matchmaking Innovation Market Call?

This Call is aimed at overcoming one of the main problems in advancing innovation in areas of human activity that have a critical impact on greenhouse gas emissions – cities, land use, materials, and finance – and to create climate-resilient communities: replicating effort instead of strengthening what is already on the market. The goal of the Call is to enhance knowledge transfer among partners in the EIT Climate-KIC community and support the systemic challenge-led collaboration and the development of local and impactful climate action in RIS eligible countries.

This Call is open to all EU-based organisations (including Third Countries that associate with the Horizon Europe programme) interested in bringing forward in RIS countries their innovative products/services in relation to EIT Climate-KICs “Transformation, in Time” strategy. By 'bringing forward' we mean that they are interested in knowledge transfer, scaling up, contributing to further developing a service/product, finding collaborators to build a new customer base, etc.

The action is aligned with the KIC’s portfolio strategic fit through its alignment with the approved activity plan by the EIT. The activity reflects the EU dimension character, and the Knowledge Triangle Integration approach is encouraged.

The Call is formed of two Stages. The first stage ("Stage 1") invites proponents to submit either: products/services for local actions in RIS eligible countries as described above ("Supply"), or to submit a challenge/problem for cocreating solutions to ("Demand") – culminating in the Matchmaking Innovation Market Event ("Event") in May 2022. The second stage ("Stage 2") then invites proposals developed in/as an outcome of the Event to bid for EIT grant support to develop initiatives and/or pilot actions in RIS eligible countries in 2022.

All projects in Stage 2 are required to be led by a RIS eligible EIT Climate-KIC Partner/organisation, though any community Partner/organisations may form part of any consortia. For further information on eligibility for Stage 2 and accessing the EIT grant, please read through the Proposal Guidelines.

Who can apply?

We invite both EIT Climate-KIC partners and new collaborators (non partners), e.g., civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, municipalities, research institutions, private actors and education institutions, to join us in rolling out a series of education experiments this year.

Applications will only be accepted by entities operating and active in any of the following RIS countries:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro*, Republic of North Macedonia*, Serbia*, Turkey*, Ukraine*, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Important: Please note that applicants are responsible for checking the EIT Climate-KIC grant website page for updated information related to this Call.
Amendments to the Guidelines and inclusion of Frequently-Asked-Questions may be issued.

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