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Call for Projects 2021 - Innovation (EIT RawMaterials)

Annual call - Pre-submission: 17 JAN; Final-submission: 28 FEB
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Official call page - https://eitrawmaterials.eu/call-for-projects/

  • Proposal registration and submission platform ‘Seedbook‘ goes online: early November 2019
  • Proposal registration deadline: Friday, 17 January 2020 at 13:00 CET
  • Proposal submission deadline: Friday, 28 February 2020 at 13:00 CET

General rules:

  • Innovation projects based on validated technologies that need additional step(s) for up-scaling, demonstration or implementation. The objective is to bring the technology to market, as a product, service or process.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 5 at the beginning of the project, corresponding to a “technology validated in relevant environment”. The technology is expected to have reached a TRL of at least 7 at the end of the project, corresponding to a “system prototype demonstration in operational environment”.
  • Are requested to reach a non-EIT(KCAs+co-funding)/EIT funding ratio of 80/20.
  • The co-funding contributed by the project consortium should be minimum 30% of the total funding.
  • Must aim for market introduction and/or a commercial use within 3 years (or less) after the end of project.
  • All projects will be tracked and their progress will be assessed for 5 years after the end of the funding period.
  • Must aim to have an educational component, for example, including PhD and/or Masters projects, internships, contribution to courses, etc.
  • Deliverables must include a mandatory Final Report and an explanation of whether and how the project will be continued by the partners. The Final Report must include a Conclusion.
  • Above and beyond the specific EIT RawMaterials Eligibility criteria, all projects must comply with H2020 and EIT rules, and with the conditions set in the current EIT RawMaterials Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA).
  • At the start of the project, EIT RawMaterials will discuss with the Commercialisation partner a strategyfor the financial sustainability of the KIC: Alternative co-finding; Co-commercialisation or Additional co-funding.
  • Proposals claiming to achieve any positive environmental impact, such as resource and energy savings, waste reduction, waste valorization, emissions reduction, etc., must include a Work Package on the assessment of the environmental impacts of the developed products or processes using LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodologies
  • Upscaling projects need to be based on a solid market analysis, covering important aspects such as the business environment (e.g., technical, regulatory, social, environmental and political aspects, user needs and targeted applications, customer value proposition, target market(s) (e.g., size, structure, growth potential, segmentation), risk assessment, design or market studies, and intellectual property exploration. A preliminary market analysis must be included in the proposal and will be the basis for the Go-to-market strategy that will be developed in Work Package 0 (WP0) during the project. The Go-to-market strategy will be updated throughout the duration of the project and enable go/no-go decisions following annual reviews.
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