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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
Together with leading partners across Europe, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities from entrepreneurial education courses, to business creation and acceleration services, to innovation-driven research projects. The EIT Country Factsheets 2023 provide a closer look at the EIT’s presence... read more
The EIT community New European Bauhaus NEB has announced a new call for applications for its innovative NEB Catalyse programme, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. Applicants’ products and services must address at least one of the NEB Thematic Axes, indicating one or more sub-challenges in their... read more
For the EIC call Next Generation Innovation Talents (HORIZON-EIC-2023-TALENTS-01) with call deadline 4 October 2023 a number of 3 proposals was submitted. Source: European Commission Funding and tender portal read more
The short survey that NCP Flanders is conducting to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved is open for five more days. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link.... read more
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The Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government coordinates the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action SAPHIRe, which started on 1 December 2018. The aim of the project is to secure the adoption of personalised medicine in all European regions, including sparsely populated and remote regions and regions with different innovation capacities.
The activities of SAPHIRe are complementary to the smart specialisation partnership on personalised medicine – S3P4PM, which is also coordinated by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation.