INNOVATION THROUGH INTEGRATION
We have a pioneering role in increasing European sustainable growth and competitiveness by reinforcing Europe’s innovation capacity in a dynamic global context.
We are connecting communities with knowledge and creativity to empower innovators and entrepreneurs.
983COMPANIES (including SMEs)
249HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
133CITIES, REGIONS, NGOs
EIT Innovation Communities manage an integrated portfolio of entrepreneurship activities, including investment funds, business modelling, access to finance, SMEs support, scouting of entrepreneurs & business Ideas (pre-acceleration services), coaching (acceleration), incubation services, networking events, and entrepreneurial education.
The EIT Community aims to create an entrepreneurial culture and environment in its innovation hotspots
A number of activities in support of the Innovation Communities’ entrepreneurship activities have been set-up, a prime example being the EIT Awards
Collectively we can change Europe's mind-set towards a more innovative and entrepreneurial culture.
The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020 is a key pillar of the Innovation Union – a Europe 2020 flagship initiative that aims to enhance Europe’s global competitiveness.
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