News archive - EIT launches EUR 12 million call to boost innovation and reskilling in European higher education

8 November 2022 – Budapest, Hungary – 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. 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, which is set to skill one million European talents by 2023.

Up to 16 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 on this page. 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.

A series of webinars will be held to present the EIT HEI Initiative’s new call in more detail and answer applicants’ questions. The specific contents, registration links and dates for the info sessions are listed on this page. Make sure to sign up before the deadline!

The EIT HEI Initiative is led by EIT RawMaterialsThe past year alone, projects have trained over 9 900 students, academic and non-academic staff and have supported over 310 start-ups and scale-ups in a vibrant ecosystem in which HEIs act as hubs that create systematic impact, re-imagine entrepreneurship education, and drive innovation around Europe.

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Entry created by Admin on November 15, 2022
Modified on November 22, 2022