European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) has announced a new innovation partnership, in the form of a Knowledge and Innovation Community, to support the competitiveness and sustainable growth of Europe’s cultural and creative sectors and industries.
The call for proposals marks the start of the 9th EIT Community, entitled ‘Culture and creativity’, which is expected to start as of summer 2022. Through its calls for proposals, the EIT invites all partners involved directly or indirectly in these sectors, namely business, higher education, research organisations, NGOs, cities and regions, to put forward their visions and projects to drive innovation and sustainable growth in the cultural and creative sectors.
The deadline for applications is 24 March 2022 and the EIT will be hosting a series of informational webinars throughout November for interested parties to learn more about the call for proposals. The selected partners will be announced in June 2022.
EIT is an EU body set up to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. Today it is Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem with over 2000 partners. It supports the development of dynamic, long-term thematic partnerships (Knowledge and Innovation Communities, EIT KICs) among companies, research and higher education institutions, to tackle pressing global challenges. Together with their leading partners across Europe, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities across Europe.
Across the EIT Community, innovation and entrepreneurship are strong vectors to overcome global societal challenges from climate change and sustainable energy to food and healthy living.