Background on the EIT
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is the first initiative of its kind set up by the European Union with the mission to increase European sustainable growth and competitiveness by reinforcing the innovation capacity of the EU. It is doing so by focusing on bringing together actors from within the ’Knowledge Triangle’ (business, research and higher education) to work together in novel ways. It builds primarily on its ’Knowledge and Innovation Communities’, with the main aim of building strong communities around physical spaces in which networking, collaboration, incubation, education and wider entrepreneurship support work hand in hand to create the next generation of innovators.
For more information see http://eit.europa.eu
Help us shape the Conference!
What has the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) achieved to date and how was this achieved?
This EIT conference and accompanying Expo will serve as a forum to answer precisely these questions, within the framework of a wider discussion on the future of innovation policies and the integration of the knowledge triangle (business, research, higher education) both within the EU and globally.
The EIT will illustrate how it implements its model and mission in practice and showcase its activities, achievements and developments to date at all levels: EIT headquarters, Knowledge & Innovation Communities and Co-location Centres. It will aim to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of EIT activities that will allow them to benefit from the lessons learnt during the implementation of its ambitious agenda. Additionally, it will aim to trigger wider discussions on how innovation has been fostered to date and what can be done to direct innovation policies in the future.
The program me will focuss on the following thematics:
- Innovation Policy Framework and Challenges
- Implementing the EIT's strategic cross-KIC agendas
- The EIT model: linking business, research and higher education
- The future of the EIT