Publication Date: 06/12/2018
Two dynamic new partnerships join Europe’s largest innovation network. They will bring Europe’s innovators together to create a better and more sustainable future for citizens.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winning teams that will set up Innovation Communities: EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. These two pan-European partnerships bring together leading organisations from business, education, research and the public sector to tackle challenges through innovation and contribute to sustainable growth and job creation across Europe.
Following the decision of the EIT Governing Board, its Chairman, Dirk Jan van den Berg, said: ‘On behalf of the entire EIT Community, congratulations to the two winning teams! The EIT now has eight Innovation Communities, increasing our reach and ability to empower innovators in Europe. I am thrilled with this exciting milestone for the EIT – fittingly happening 10 years after Europe’s one-stop shop for innovation was set up.’
Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the EIT, welcomed the announcement: ‘I am very pleased to see two new EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities selected. The EIT’s unique, education-focused approach to boosting innovation, will now create even more opportunities for talented entrepreneurs and students across the EU. This is essential for us to find innovative solutions to the pressing challenges of added value manufacturing and urban mobility – and help us build a resilient, competitive Europe.’
During EIT Urban Mobility’s InnovaCity 90 employees from Municipalities, Start-ups and Corporates will come together in three local hubs to learn how to solve urban mobility challenges in a user-centered way while getting to know the main stakeholders in this area.
In the local hubs, participants will be working in cross-sector teams to tackle prevailing challenges, prototyping viable solutions and finally pitching their results in front of a panel of experts. The winning teams from each location will then be offered a travel stipend to visit the global event in Tel Aviv-Yafo in collaboration with EcoMotion a global start-up fair for Urban Mobility.
The local hubs will take place in Tel Aviv-Yafo in collaboration with the Technion, in Munich in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and in Barcelona in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
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