The KAVA 12 call is launched
Dear valued EIT RawMaterials community,
I am excited to inform you that the 12th call for Knowledge and Innovation Community Added Value Activities (KAVA) is officially launched.
This year, we’re looking for projects in innovation and education, encompassing Upscaling, RIS Innovation and RIS Capacity and Master courses of excellence. This is an exceptional opportunity for organisations seeking funding to advance Europe’s raw materials sector through innovative and sustainable solutions.
Who can apply?
Eligibility extends to all organisations qualifying for the Horizon Europe programme. It is not a prerequisite to be a current partner of EIT RawMaterials; however, the partnership offers access to a wealth of expertise, potential collaborators, and assistance in consortium building.
Lighthouse programmes to guide the way
For up-scaling activities, RIS Capacity Building, and RIS Innovation, proposals should address at least one topic in the Lighthouse Appendix related to the 3 Lighthouse programmes of Circular Societies, Responsible Sourcing, and Sustainable Materials. For Higher Education activity proposals, the focus shall be on Master courses of excellence on identified topics.
- Proposal registration: Wednesday, 31 January 2024, at 13:00 CET
- DRAFT proposal submission for Upscaling and RIS activities: Wednesday, 31 January 2024, at 13:00 CET
- FINAL proposal submission for Education proposals: Wednesday, 31 January 2024, at 13:00 CET
- FINAL proposal submission for Upscaling and RIS activities: Wednesday, 29 May 2024, at 13:00 CET
Encouragement for diverse stakeholders
We strongly encourage our partners and stakeholders from various sectors - industry, research, and education - to participate.
This includes start-ups and SMEs with projects that promise to influence European industrial competitiveness, innovation capacity, and human capital. Your contributions are crucial in promoting the circular economy and achieving the green and digital transition goals set out in the European Green Deal.
You can find further information on the KAVA call here and on our website.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the EIT RawMaterials team for any additional information on the new call.
We look forward to your innovative proposals that will help shape the future of Europe’s raw materials sector.
Bernd Schäfer, CEO, Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
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