European institute of technology (EIT)

The EIT helps the knowledge triangle (business, education, research) to connect and work together by forming innovation communities.

Your NCP contact for this topic

Image of Ann Van Hauwaert

Ann Van Hauwaert

ann.vanhauwaert@fwo.be

+32 2 550 15 60

About this programme

The general objective of the EIT is to increase Europe’s capacity to innovate, better compete with foreign peers and as a result contribute to the creation of jobs and wealth.

To this purpose the EIT has formed eight innovation communities (full name knowledge and innovation communities or KICs) and their role is threefold: develop innovative products & services, start new companies and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. They have a pan-European set-up though some innovation communities have regional innovation hubs to facilitate the collaboration between the partners. Each innovation community is fully independent and focuses on a specific sectoral challenge (e.g. urban mobility, active ageing, etc.).

The EIT funds Innovation Communities up to a maximum of 25 per cent. This funding is leveraged by the EIT by incentivizing Innovation Community partners to invest in innovation and provide the remaining 75 per cent funding needed for their activities. With the 25 per cent seed funding, the EIT enables them to attract capital from industrial partners and private investors. In the longer run these innovation communities need to become self-sustainable so funding by the EIT is limited in time.

If you would like to get involved you can get in touch with these communities. All details of their opportunities are found here

Click to read more 
Hide text 

Latest news for this programme

No news found. Please keep in mind that at the moment, all Horizon Europe related news is still published under "Horizon Europe", and thus not yet under the specific domains. Read it here.

Related links

    No related links found

Upcoming events

No events that are specifically related to European institute of technology (EIT) were found. Check the full calendar.

Testimony

image of Limecraft - powerful workflows for video products

Limecraft - powerful workflows for video products

If you’ve never heard of Limecraft, you’re clearly not working in the media sector. Their SaaS platform provides integrated workflows for media management, scripted and unscripted TV, and subtitling and localisation. It is used by leading broadcasting companies – such as BBC, VRT, NPO… – and production firms of which De Mensen or Hotel Hungaria might ring a bell (at least if you are Belgian).

NCP Flanders went to Ghent to interview Maarten Verwaest, CEO and cofounder, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Limecraft is a partner in the MeMAD project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

Read the full article for details 

© 2020 NCP Flanders. All rights reserved.