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Sectors: Education - Training, Industry, Innovation

Beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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KIC – EIT Raw Materials – Call for KAVA Education projects – 2020
Funds for: creating a unique collaborative environment for breakthrough innovations and radically new ways to address raw materials challenges

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* PhD Education;
* Master Education;
* Lifelong Learning (in connection with an industrial need for a course) ; 
* Wider Society Learning: supporting non-school projects that deal with the Social Licence to Operate

Priorities
* Generating a significant impact on European industrial competitiveness, innovation capacity and human capital;
* Empowering students and entrepreneurs driving towards the circular economy and the contribution towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
* Building the collaborative backbone of the KIC consortium and future service offerings;
* Supporting the building of a networked community by encouraging partners to get involved in several projects;
* Creating new programmes or redesign existing programmes including a high degree of involvement of industry partners;
* Creating new programmes or redesign existing programmes where students gain experience in industrial application, tackle challenges and create solutions through a pedagogy which fosters an entrepreneurial mindset;
* Introducing new Lifelong Learning programmes relevant to industry needs and improving intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship skills in the RM sector;
* Enhancing interest in and knowledge of the role and importance of raw materials in society;
* Including industry partners and ensure their relevance in all types of educational activities;
* Encouraging the inclusion of SMEs as partners and/or customers in the projects 

Among financed actions
* Partner costs for development, establishment, recruitment, marketing and communications, administration and coordination;
* Promotional activities to attract participants to relevant courses, programmes and events etc.;
* Development of innovative education tools, e.g. online education, learning-by-doing modules, virtual education, MOOCs, etc. (including costs for e.g. hardware, time, travel)
* Process description and instructions for Education activities – 2020
* Follow-up activities related to KAVA projects that were previously granted funding : in this case, it is necessary to provide an explanation of the outcomes from the first project as well as how the follow-up project will build on the results of the first project

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project: 12 to 48 months

*Eligibility: 
– Be a legal person;
– Be a KIC Core or Associate Partners;
– The project consortium must consist of a minimum of 3 KIC Core or Associate Partners, coming from a minimum of 2 different CLCs and a minimum of 2 different countries;
– The project consortium must include KIC partners from at least 2 sides of the knowledge triangle (education, research, industry/business); 

– Non-members are eligible to apply only if they submit an EIT RawMaterials e.V. membership application by 30 June 2020;
– The project cannot have one partner (including its Linked Third Parties) as the Work Package leader in all Work Packages;
– In line with EIT requirements, all proposals must include a ‘Dissemination and Communication Plan’ Work Package, following the communications guidelines included in the document ‘Education Proposal: Guidance and Template for Complementary Information’;
– All proposals must include a Go-to-market Strategy Work Package;
– All proposals must include a ‘Project Management’ Work Package