MarineKIC - looking toward the future ...

Current Situation

As part of a broader compromise on Horizon2020 EU Member States, Parliament and Commission reached an agreement concerning the future of the EIT. Unfortunately, this agreement leaves no open door for a potential MarineKIC in the funding period 2014-2020. Specifically, it states that:

"To ensure a sufficient budget for current and future KICs, 5 KICs will be launched over the programme period in 3 waves. The timing and themes for the three waves will be detailed in the Strategic Innovation Agenda. The themes for the first two KICs in 2014 will be 'Healthy living and active ageing' and 'Raw materials'. The themes for the second two KICs in 2016 will be 'Food4future' and Added value manufacturing' and the final theme for 2018 will be 'Urban mobility'. There will not be a KIC in 'Smart secure societies'. As the list of themes is closed, there is no requirement for a further co-decision process."


There are ongoing discussions in late 2013 and early 2014, which may see a MarineKIC Initiative being revived in the context of future planning. All concrete developments will be reported on this website.



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