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European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a unique EU initiative that boosts innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe with one simple idea: through diversity, there is strength.
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If someone is interested in the future of Europe, one needs to see ... the EIT. This is exactly the future of Europe.

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President
EIT in Horizon 2020

Mission & Goal

EIT supports the development of dynamic pan-European partnerships between leading universities, research labs and companies to develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

These partnerships are known as EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC). The KICs main goal it to bring ideas to market, turn students into entrepreneurs and enable world-class innovation.


Each EIT KIC focuses on a different challenge, sets its own strategic objectives, business plan while holistically builds innovation ecosystems through a portfolio of activities addressing the identified societal challenges and integrates Europeā€™s leading players in education, research and business.  

There are currently six KICs bringing together more than 1000 partners.

EIT Climate-KIC (external link)

Climate-KIC is Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate innovation to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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EIT Digital (external link)

Entrepreneurial innovation & education driving Europe's digital transformation.

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EIT InnoEnergy (external link)

InnoEnergy - pioneering change in sustainable energy

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EIT Health (external link)

EIT Health seeks to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation for healthy living and active ageing in Europe

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EIT Raw Materials (external link)

EIT RawMaterials activities drive and foster innovation, entrepreneurship and education all along the raw materials value chain.

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EIT Food (external link)

By connecting consumers with businesses, start-ups, researchers and students from around Europe, EIT Food supports innovative and economically sustainable initiatives which improve our health, our access to quality food, and our environment.

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