Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Education Open Call

EIT Urban Mobility RIS is designed as a two-way interaction scheme. By sharing good practices of Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) and increasing activities in eligible countries, EIT Urban Mobility gains access to productive inputs, business skills, talent, cooperation opportunities in education, market and business, currently untapped entrepreneurial potential, customers for innovative ventures, innovation, knowledge, knowhow and technology transfer possibilities, additional test beds for applications of innovative solutions as well as access to co-funding options provided by EU, Regional and National Support Schemes.

In the medium term, EIT Urban Mobility RIS is expected to facilitate the incorporation of relevant players of the local innovation ecosystems into EIT Urban Mobility ecosystems and foster the Knowledge Triangle Integration approach as a framework for the enhancement of innovation capacity.

Main features of the RIS Education Open Call

This call aims at funding projects that can support the overall RIS strategy and aims, offer high-quality education, reach a large audience and market, and gain recognition efficiently with a lasting effect. New activities can be regarded as pilots for further future expansion, increasing geographical coverage and volume, that may also be possible to repeat and scale up in the coming years.

There are four general topics (RISE 1-4) that can be addressed by the proposals:

  • RISE 1: Capacity-building (e.g. train the trainer, trainings aimed at improving innovation and entrepreneurial skills with a focus on urban mobility, programmes aimed at defining challenges, facilitating mutual learning, co-creating solutions)
  • RISE 2: Education and training activities with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship as well as urban mobility with a potential to reach a large audience and market, and gain recognition efficiently with a lasting impact
  • RISE 3: Organisation of summer and winter schools for bachelor students in domain of area of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • RISE4: Scaling-up of local existing activities to reach wider audience and wider impact.

Contact details

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EIT Urban Mobility hosted an online information session on 13 June at 10.00 CET focused on the call content, the challenges, and requirements, as well as on the general procedures, such as the submission and evaluation process and the PLAZA submission tool. Watch here:

RIS Education Open Call summary

Call for Proposals Main Features
Key dates of the Call calendar[i]Call opening: 17 May 2024
Call closure: 17 July 2024 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check:  July 2024
Evaluation of proposals:  August – September 2024
Communication of results: September 2024
Tentative start of the projects: November 2024/January 2025
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this Call1,500,000 EUR
Link to the submission portal1. Register on the EU Funding & Tender Portal to obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) number.
2. Get Login Credential for NetSuite Platform:
– Organisation was previously registered in PLAZA:  Please contact
– Organisation is new: Submit the Partner Information Form (PIF)
3. Access to NetSuite Platform after setting new password
List of documents to be submittedApplication form available on the EIT UM submission platform
List of documents to take into considerationCall Manual
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
Guidelines for Applicants
Eligibility of expenditure
Appeal procedure
Project Implementation Handbook
Financial Support Agreement
Horizon Europe Grant Agreement
Short summary of the topics to be addressedRIS Education
A number of specified activity areas to meet EIT Urban Mobility RIS Education targets, including capacity building, education and training with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and urban mobility, and organisation of summer and winter schools.  
Evaluation criteriaThe proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below,
Evaluation criteria:
• Strategic Fit
• Excellence and Novelty
• Impact and social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
• Quality and efficiency of the implementation 

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