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EIT: an introduction
Up for a challenge?Challenge this:• Europe is good at science and inventions but terrible  at innovation• European people ...
European Institute of Innovation     and Technology (EIT)                   Mission:     “To be the catalyst for a step ch...
The knowledge triangle at thecore of innovationActors in the knowledge triangle are at the core of theinnovation web      ...
The Knowledge andInnovation Communities (KICs) designatedby the EIT are the ones bringing together the„knowledge triangle‟...
Mission of the EIT KICs1. Addressing key societal challenges2. Fostering world-class innovation hot spots through   co-loc...
KIC focus on societal challenges:First 3 KICs selected in December 2009• Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation:  Climat...
KICs – co-location centresaround EuropeEIT centres of excellencein thematic fields:  Climate KIC Co-location  Centres  Cli...
KIC InnoEnergy –A world class alliance of top Europeanplayers with a proven track record                                  ...
EIT ICT Labs                                 Complete and complementary world class innovation hotspots1   Goals          ...
Climate-KIC: European leadershipin climate change innovation                                     Co-location Centre       ...
KICs - First Highlights        Climate-KIC Summer School: Young         entrepreneurs find their way into European        ...
KICs – Looking Ahead Act as a role model in Europe and beyond:• Cross fertilization among KICs• Integration, disseminatio...
The way forward  Make best use of EITas an icebreaker in the EU innovationlandscape     Icebreaker
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  1. 1. EIT: an introduction
  2. 2. Up for a challenge?Challenge this:• Europe is good at science and inventions but terrible at innovation• European people are happy to be employees with retirement security rather than entrepreneurs with considerable uncertainties• The role of Institutions and the lack of Institutions in Europe as compared to US and China Wanted: a step change to embrace innovation
  3. 3. European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Mission: “To be the catalyst for a step change in the European Community‟s innovation capacity and impact”
  4. 4. The knowledge triangle at thecore of innovationActors in the knowledge triangle are at the core of theinnovation web business higher education research & technology
  5. 5. The Knowledge andInnovation Communities (KICs) designatedby the EIT are the ones bringing together the„knowledge triangle‟ (business, research, highereducation) in thematic partnerships• KICs = highly integrated, creative and excellence-driven autonomous partnerships; internationally distributed but thematically convergent partners• KIC partners = key actors from the knowledge triangle: research, education and business
  6. 6. Mission of the EIT KICs1. Addressing key societal challenges2. Fostering world-class innovation hot spots through co-location centres3. Turning ideas into business creation through entrepreneurship4. Shaping excellent, multi-disciplinary programmes of education for innovation
  7. 7. KIC focus on societal challenges:First 3 KICs selected in December 2009• Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Climate-KIC• Sustainable Energy: KIC InnoEnergy• Future Information and Communication Society: EIT ICT Labs
  8. 8. KICs – co-location centresaround EuropeEIT centres of excellencein thematic fields: Climate KIC Co-location Centres Climate KIC – Regional Implementation Centres EIT ICT Labs Co-location Centres KIC InnoEnergy Co- location Centres
  9. 9. KIC InnoEnergy –A world class alliance of top Europeanplayers with a proven track record • 13 companies, 10 research institutes, 13 universities • ~50% industry partners (incl. associated partners) • >50% of key research players in Europe • Covering the whole energy mix • Knowledge triangle balanced along all dimensions • Strong connection with VCs and local governments
  10. 10. EIT ICT Labs Complete and complementary world class innovation hotspots1 Goals Berlin Eindhoven Helsinki Paris Stockholm2 Co-locations Innovation Otaniemi3 instruments Science Park Management &4 governance5 Business plan6 Impact Pôles de Competitivité7 Support + Associate clusters in Budapest, London, Trento Systematic build-up of innovation hot-spots outside our initial nodes Each Co-location features at least:  One strong research institute  Active regional network of SME  One major university  Full national and regional support  One European-based multinational company
  11. 11. Climate-KIC: European leadershipin climate change innovation Co-location Centre Vision Regional Innovation Centre• Catalyse climate changeinnovation• Create a community forclimate change innovation•Deliver integrated climatechange innovation• Transform Europe’sresponse to climate change
  12. 12. KICs - First Highlights Climate-KIC Summer School: Young entrepreneurs find their way into European market for climate change innovation KIC InnoEnergy: From Science to Business Entrepreneurship course
  13. 13. KICs – Looking Ahead Act as a role model in Europe and beyond:• Cross fertilization among KICs• Integration, dissemination, and replication of joint learning from the first KICs, beggining with  EIT labeled degrees and diplomas  New businesses, business models and businesses processes  KIC governance and financial models• International exposure and benchmark against best international and world-class practices
  14. 14. The way forward  Make best use of EITas an icebreaker in the EU innovationlandscape Icebreaker

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