2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) focuses on increasing European sustainable growth and competitiveness by promoting an innovation culture and entrepreneurial spirit. One way of achieving its goals is through its programme on Knowledge and Innovation Communities, or KICs for short. A first step in this process is publication of the Selection Criteria for KICS 2014. Two of the first KICS to be set up this year will address the themes of Innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.