Sustainable world
Innovation funding


Funding for sustainable growth and competitiveness

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a unique EU initiative that drives innovation across Europe by uniting business, academia and research in the search for solutions to pressing global challenges.

About EIT

EIT Innovation Communities are committed to finding solutions to a specific global challenge, from climate change and sustainable energy to healthy living and food supply. In line with its mission of creating jobs and enabling Europe to achieve sustainable economic growth, EIT aims to empower innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.

Who can apply?

There are eight EIT Innovation Communities: EIT Health, EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Climate and EIT Digital. Each community has developed its own programmes. EIT is likely to be of interest to any company that pursues innovation to contribute to a sustainable society.

Rules for funding

EIT issues various calls for applications. Each call has its own eligibility rules. Our consultants can tell you more about your options and help you identify the calls best suited to your area of innovation. It is important to note that EIT does not always provide financial support in the form of a grant. In some cases, successful applicants receive a loan that must be repaid, possibly with interest. EIT uses the money returned to the fund to provide new loans.

Applying for funding

Funding opportunities offered by EIT range from funding for innovation projects to special programmes for startups that provide grants and enable companies to gain access to the knowledge of experienced business professionals. Our consultants will help you identify the calls best suited to your area of interest.

More information about EIT

There are a range of funding opportunities. For more information about EIT, please contact Roy Hoven, manager Subsidiefocus, by calling +31 (0)73-6465475 or send Roy an email. He will help you understand your options and explain the rules.


  •  Meeting about high-tech systems

    High-tech systems and materials & IT

    Europe holds a leading global position regarding innovation in the high-tech systems and materials sector.

  • Doing research

    Life Sciences and Health

    Increasing life expectancy and population ageing pose serious societal challenges.

  • Chemistry lab


    Europe is among the world leaders in the areas of fundamental chemistry research, food ingredients, coatings and high-performance materials.

  • Strawberry in glasshouse


    Agribusiness spans the agri-food, horticulture and raw materials, and livestock sectors. Each of these sectors faces specific challenges and innovation is key.

  • Robotization in logistics and packaging industry


    The European logistics sector is among the best in the world. Its distinctive capability is based on the continent’s high-grade road and waterway infrastructure.

  •  Solar panels for energy

    Energy and climate

    We are facing the greatest energy transition in history. To meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, the EU must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.