EIT Higher Education initiative launches €12 million call for new proposals

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched 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. In the two earlier HEI calls have been awarded almost 50 projects out of which EIT Digital is supporting six.

HEI call 3 has a special focus on training tech talents in higher education, aligned with the EIT’s new flagship programme: 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. The winning projects will receive a maximum of EUR 750 000 with up to EUR 350 000 for Phase 1 (May−December 2023) and up to EUR 400 000 for Phase 2 (January 2024−July 2024).

HEIs and their partners from across Europe (including Horizon Europe-associated countries) are encouraged to apply and join the EIT HEI Initiative network. HEI Call 3 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 welcome to apply to the call.

HEI Initiative Call 3 resources

A series of webinars will be held to present the HEI Initiative’s new call in more detail and answer applicants’ questions. The webinars will cover eligibility requirements, evaluation, and administration. Register now for the info sessions below:

  • 17 November 2022, 11:00 CET (register by 15 November)
  • 5 December 2022, 15:00 CET (register by 2 December)
  • 10 January 2023, 15:00 CET (register by 9 January)
  • 7 February 2023, 11:00 CET (register by 6 February)

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.

For additional information at EIT Digital, please contact Mattia Bellotti.

Visit the EIT HEI Initiative website.

EIT Digital is supporting the following six projects awarded in the two first HEI calls:

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