EIT publishes criteria for selection of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

On 2 March 2009, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) published the criteria for the selection of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

As excellence-driven partnerships between universities, research organisations, companies and other innovation stakeholders KICs shall bring together the three elements of the knowledge triangle: research, education and innovation.

Accordingly, the selection criteria established by the EIT include a business plan and a roadmap on how to put into practice the educational goals of the EIT.

The EIT intents to publish, in 2009, a call for proposals for Knowledge and Innovation Communities.The call will focus on three priority areas:
• climate change mitigation and adaptation;
• sustainable energy;
• future information and communication society.

More information can be found on the EIT site.