Circular Economy is one of the main objectives of European society right now. Moving to more circular models promises a much brighter future for the European economy. The EIT Innovation Community will be one of the key stakeholders ensuring this important objective for European society. This will only be achieved with a coordinated and efficient collaboration among the different EIT KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Community) to ensure a greater impact from the Cross-KIC collaboration.

The Cross-KIC circular action includes two specific calls:

Cross-KIC Call on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a tool designed to help innovative environmental technologies access the market. It consists of the verification, on a voluntary basis, of the functional and environmental performance of technology by qualified third parties, through tests of controlled quality. The end product is an ETV Statement of Verification published on the ETV website and used in business-to-business relations. This enables technology owners to document the reliability of their claims and differentiate from competitors, and it helps technology purchasers identify innovations that suit their needs.

ETV is implemented by accredited Verification Bodies in three technology areas:

  • Water treatment and monitoring (e.g., monitoring water quality, treatment of drinking water and wastewater)
  • Materials, waste and resources (e.g., separation and sorting of solid waste, recycling of materials, end-of-life products and chemicals, biomass-based products)
  • Energy (e.g., renewable energy, energy generated from waste, energy efficiency)

Cross-KIC Call on Circular Economy Strategy

The EIT Innovation Communitiesrepresent one of the most relevant stakeholders able to facilitate the implementation of this key European strategy. Thematic fields covered by the Innovation Communitiesrepresent some of the main sectors involved in the Circular Economy main objectives of resource efficiency and zero waste, so the correct and coordinate work of the Innovation Communities will ensure the implementation of key solutions to support the Circular Economy strategy. To be recognised by the European society as the main stakeholder, a coordinated and efficient collaboration among the different EIT Communities is needed. A joint collaboration will ensure a greater and more relevant impact from the EIT Communities’ side compared with individual actions going in parallel by each Community. In addition, this collaboration will not only increase the visibility of the Innovation Communities at European level but also at national, regional level and also at global level.

The submission deadline for both calls is 30 April 2020

All existing partners of participating EIT Communities are eligible to apply.

Details and registration form: