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EIT Digital - Driving Digital Transformation

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The mission of EIT Digital is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. EIT Digital brings together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 170 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes

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EIT Digital - Driving Digital Transformation

  1. 1. Federico Guerrini Communications Lead Italy & Digital Industry Speck&Tech 20 14 March 2018 EIT Digital
  2. 2. Driving Europe’s Digital Transformation Pillars of our Strategy Entrepreneurial Education •3 pan-European schools with over 1500 students •Europe’s next- generation tech entrepreneurs •pan-European Accelerator supporting Scaleups •Innovation Activities deliver 80 new products & services & a dozen spinoffs /year Innovation & Entrepreneurship Pan European Ecosystem •over 160 partners at 15 locations in 10 countries •top European corporations, universities & research centresVery strong local startups & scaleups …but European growth is hard Global leaders in education in tech & business …but lack of digital talents Among the best DeepTech researchers …but difficulties to go from labs to market
  3. 3. • 10 European countries • 15 co-location centers • serve whole of Europe • 1 hub in Silicon Valley A pan-European presence 6
  4. 4. 4 A pan-European ecosystem of 170 partners 26 Italian partners
  5. 5. 5 Focusing on Europe’s competitive advantage 5 Action Lines Digital Industry Digitised factory, blended retail, personalised products, integrated data-driven process Digital Cities Autonomous transportation, open data and city analytics, real/virtual city exploration, safety of the citizens Digital Wellbeing Preventing and coping with physical and cognitive impairments Digital Infrastructure The infrastructure itself, convergence of computing and networking, integrated cybersecurity and privacy, built-in intelligence Digital Finance Exploration area focus on blockchain, data/AI, banking environment, technologies for investment banks/asset management, insurances
  6. 6. 6 8th worldwide accelerator gust
  7. 7. Entrepreneurial Education
  8. 8. EIT DIGITAL MASTER SCHOOL Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs 8
  9. 9. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs • 17 leading universities in 8 European countries • Two years, each in a different university • Two Masters degrees – one from each university and the EIT certificate • 600 students in Computer Science and Information Technology • 8 programmes focused on disruptive digital technologies • An education in innovation and entrepreneurship • A European mobility experience (up to 6 different countries) 9 WHAT IS THE MASTER SCHOOL?
  10. 10. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs • Classic university track • EIT Digital Master School A UNIQUE EUROPEAN EDUCATION SCHEME 10 Year 1 Year 2 One university One country One diploma Two universities Three diplomas Up to six countries Business challenge kick-off 2-week Summer School Graduation Ceremony (upon graduation) Internship Year 1 Country 1 Year 2 Country 2
  11. 11. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs 8 PROGRAMMES AT THE FOREFRONT OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 11 CLOUD COMPUTING AND SERVICES DATA SCIENCE HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION AND DESIGN EMBEDDED SYSTEMS VISUAL COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE CYBER SECURITY AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
  12. 12. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs • Work closely with entrepreneurs and industry to learn how to turn ideas into products • Training delivered in class, online and in industry (blended learning) • A two-week Summer School to work on real business cases and an industry-based internship, associated with a Masters thesis INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12 Students learn how to create, develop, communicate and lead
  13. 13. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs 100% employment*: • 76% have jobs • 12% start their own business • 24% enter PhD programmes 13 A TICKET TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER 89% of the programme's graduates work in Europe 38% state that they plan to start their own company within two years of graduation. *2016 Alumni survey
  14. 14. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs 14 SOME OF OUR ALUMNI FROM TRENTINO Federico Scrinzi, Google Leonardo Lanzinger, Zalando
  15. 15. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs EU/EEA citizens (based on merit) 15 TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS No Tuition fees Scholarship possibilities: a) Monthly allowance of €500 or €750 or b) Travel and installation grants of up to €1.500 per year EIT Digital Master School covers the costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, eg. Kick-off and Summer Schools EIT Digital Master School covers the costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, eg. Kick-off and Summer Schools
  16. 16. Tomorrow’s Digital Innovators and Entrepreneurs Go to the Master School website masterschool.eitdigital.eu Learn more about the application guidelines and apply on the online application portal. To start in Autumn 2018: • Deadline: 15 April 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NEAR! 16

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