Targeted Open Call

The Innovation’s Targeted Projects Programme addresses a) gaps in our innovation portfolio regarding the business plan, strategic agenda, and b) external changes and influences such as technological developments, policies/regulations, and (urgent) events.

This is a long-term call with different cut-off dates that will be announced at least 2 months before the set submission deadline.

Each cut-off date will be specific in terms of topics to be addressed and requirements.

Call summary

Call for Applications Main Features[1]
Key dates of the Call calendarCall opening: 14 December 2023  
First release of topics: 14 December 2023
First Cut-off Date: 22 February 2024 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check:  March 2024
Evaluation of proposals: March 2024
Communication of results: April 2024
Tentative start of the projects: May 2024
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this CallThe total EIT funding allocated to this Call for BP2023-2025 is up to 4.2M EUR.  

In general, a minimum co-funding rate of 33% is mandatory. However, the co-funding rate may differ from one cut-off to the next. For applicants applying for topics addressing solely RIS countries, a co-funding rate of 20% may apply. Additional co-funding will be positively assessed.
Link to the submission portalPLAZA submission platform will be available as of 14 December 2023
List of documents to be submittedTopic 1
– Application form available on the PLAZA submission portal
– Letters of intent from the entity/company/operator in charge of the demonstration if it is not part of the consortium.
– Optional: any other supporting document

Topic 2
– Application form available on the PLAZA submission portal
– Optional: Any other supporting document

Topic 3
– Application form available on the PLAZA submission portal
– Tangible evidence of former commercial relationships with and interest in the forthcoming Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) solution. This may include purchase orders, letters of intent, invoices, and similar documentation. 
– Optional: Any other supporting document

Topic 4
– Application form available on the PLAZA submission portal
– Optional: Any other supporting document

Topic 5
– Application form available on the PLAZA submission portal
– Letter of intent from demonstrating city(ies) or region(s) that is/are not part of the consortium.
– Evidence of the established open innovation programme
– Optional: Any other supporting document
List of documents to take into considerationCall Manual
Cut-off-related topics and requirements Annexes (Updated version 13 February)
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
Guidelines for applicants
Eligibility of expenditure
Appeal procedure
List of KPIs and guidance
Project Implementation Handbook
Financial Support Agreement Template
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement
Short summary of the topics to be addressedTOPIC 1  
EIT Urban Mobility is looking for a project consortium to develop and commercialise hydrogen technology solutions capable of accelerating the hydrogen transition, by tackling at least one of the following challenges: (1) Improving Performance and Viability of Zero-Emission Hydrogen Vehicles, (2) Facilitating Early Diffusion of Hydrogen Infrastructures for Mobility, (3) Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles to Speed Up the Product Deployment, (4) Reducing the Cost of Hydrogen Technology Adoption.  

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TOPIC 2  
EIT Urban Mobility is seeking a project consortium that can develop and commercialise a product that will support companies to report their scope 3 GHG emissions according to the new CSRD regulations by enabling cheaper and higher-quality data collection and analytics on employees’ commuting and business travel behaviours. The solution needs to be demonstrated with a relevant end-client, who is part of the project consortium.  

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TOPIC 3  
EIT Urban Mobility is looking for a project consortium to develop and commercialise a comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) for city buses. The solution needs to incorporate all mandatory features, aiding bus manufacturers—particularly smaller and mid-sized ones from RIS countries with limited internal resources—in complying with the new GSR2 regulations.

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TOPIC 4  
EIT Urban Mobility is seeking a project consortium to develop and commercialise Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) solutions in RIS countries, particularly in Eastern Europe. The solution needs to implement DRT to connect suburban areas and innovate DRT solutions for deep integration with wider public transport services.  

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TOPIC 5  
EIT Urban Mobility is looking for a project consortium consisting of a government authority and SMEs to expedite market innovation among SMEs with targeted solutions for niche urban mobility challenges. The solutions must be scalable in the piloting city and replicable to other cities. 

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Evaluation criteria– Strategic fit
– Excellence: novelty, and innovation
– Impact: social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
– Implementation: planning and sound financial management

Contact details

Type of contactTeamEmail
For content, topic-related related questions and other inquiriesInnovation areajudith.schuermans@eiturbanmobility.eu

[1] Please note that this calendar is indicative. Dates may be subject to slight changes.