European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is offering grants through this Public Engagement Call 2023 – Proof of Concepts.
A Proof of Concept is a scoping exercise to test whether an idea, a certain concept or approach when turned into reality would bring societal impact as envisioned. Via this call, EIT offers an opportunity for individual organisations or small consortia to spend sufficient time on testing and demonstrating the relevance of the proposed approach for establishing the societal impact feasibility of the idea. The Proof of Concept phase can also be used to build a scale-up model for a multi-year project.
Topics selected for the Proofs of Concepts should support EIT Food’s vision: a world where everyone can access and enjoy sustainable, safe, and healthy food – with trust and fairness from farm to fork.
EIT Food is working towards these four Impact Goals:
- Improvement in conditions for enhanced public trust in the food system
- Better health outcomes from diets
- Improved environmental impact of the Agrifood systems
- Enabling transitions to a circular and sustainable economy
The Proof of Concepts project ideas should have an aim to:
- Equip individuals to make more informed choices (healthier/more sustainable)
- Increase transparency & engagement in the food system
- Include consumer involvement in shaping a future food system
- The total maximum EIT funding allocated to this call is 360.000 EUR per submission window excluding the 10% co-funding.
- EIT Food funding per project 50.000 EUR per PoC.
- The call for Proof of Concepts is open to individuals and consortia from Member States of the European Union (EU) and from Horizon Europe Associate Countries. In an exceptional case, an entity not coming from the EU or the Third countries (not associated to Horizon Europe) can be awarded financial support, if approved directly by the EIT.
- PoCs can be applied to by only one member and the PoC period can be used to build the consortium for the following years that would implement the full proposal. However, the PoC submission needs to already outline the key skills needed for the full activity to be successful.
For more information, visit https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/public-engagement-proof-of-concepts-call