First Innovation Small Call for the BP2023-2025

The Innovation Small Calls is a new pilot mechanism for EIT Urban Mobility in 2023. Around 600K€ has been allocated to the Small Call’s mechanism. Given the small calls process is a pilot mechanism, awardees will be closely monitored through the implementation process until the successfully closure of their project by 31 December 2023. Additionally, support will be given on the management of specific EIT processes and reporting procedures linked to the new mechanism.  

The Innovation Small Call is a mono-beneficiary type of call addressed to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Each entity awardee will receive a total EIT contribution of the 70% of the total project budget, with a maximum amount of 59,500 € per project. The wider goal of the pilot mechanism is to provide new pathways into wider co-operation with the EIT Urban Mobility ecosystem and create new partnerships with a lighter touch procedures and processes. 

Proposals submitted to this call for proposals must support EIT Urban Mobility’s vision and mission and substantially contribute to tackling our strategic objectives (SOs). Proposals need to demonstrate how the activity will contribute to specific SOs, as stated in the Strategic Agenda 2021-2027 (SA).  

Call Main Features 

Call for Proposals Main Features1  
Key dates of the call calendar Call opening: 25 January 2023 
Call closing (submission of completed application): 25 March 2023 by 17:00 CET 
Eligibility and admissibility check: End March 2023 
Evaluation of proposals: End March 2023 – first half of April 2023 
Remote Panel Hearing: Second half of April 2023 
Communication of results: End of April 
Tentative start of the projects: May 2023 
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this call and co-funding rate 595,000€ (10 projects to be implemented out by 10 different legal entities, each with an EIT funding allocation of 59,500 EUR). All proposals must have a minimum co-funding of 30%. Co-funding above 30% will be positively assessed during the portfolio selection.   
Project duration This call is open to proposals with a project duration of up to 8 months
Submission portal  The AwardsForce Link.  
See document “Guide for applicants” for further details 
List of documents to be submitted Application form is available on the AwardsForce platform Legal incorporation documents and VAT number 
List of documents to take into consideration Call Manual 
Call Manual (Amended version 07/03/2023)
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027  
Eligibility of expenditure 
Appeal procedure 
Project Implementation
Handbook Template of the Financial Support Agreement 
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement (specifically Articles 16 and 17) 
List of KPIs
Short summary of the topics to be addressed The Challenge Areas cover three main topic: Energy, Logistics, Future Digital ( (See Section 1.3.1). Within these calls, products/solutions/services could address, but not be limited to, the following sub-topics: Artificial Intelligence/Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, CarOS, V2X, Last Mile Brokerage Services, Physical Safety & Security, Cybersecurity, Mass Transit User Experience, Software Defined Mobility, ITS, MaaS, Mobility Interchanges, Asset Management & Monitoring, Billing/Ticketing, LTE Connectivity. 
Evaluation criteria For the Strategic & General Fit evaluation
Meet the Strategic
Fit product/service solution definitions 
Comply with Innovation
Small Call general fit requirements 

For the full proposal evaluation
Excellence, novelty, and innovation, 
Impact and financial sustainability,
Quality and efficiency of the implementation 

Info sessions and contact details 

Recorded webinars and contact details are available to guarantee the maximum support to the applicants during the proposal’s preparation process. 

To help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals, EIT Urban Mobility will host one live Call Info Day. It will be focused on the call content, the challenges as well as on the submission and evaluation procedures and the financial aspects. Please find the calendar and the link to register in the table below: 

Type of event Topic covered Date and time (CET) Access to platform 
Webinar  Call Info Day: 
Call calendar, evaluation, scope and challenges of the call, KPIs, EU registration numbers (PIC number), evaluation process, contribution to EIT Urban Mobility financial sustainability, end client role, tips to applicants  
31 January

Webinar available here

In parallel to the call information sessions, all applicants may contact EIT Urban Mobility to resolve any concerns or doubts on the general/technical procedures and call content. These are the key contact details of the EIT Urban Mobility team for questions related to this call: 

Type of contact Email 
Legal, Financial, Administrative and general procedures  
Innovation area