The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), in collaboration with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is organising an event on 14 June 2021 to mark the launch of the EIT’s new strategy as part of Horizon Europe.
With an enhanced mandate and a budget of EUR 2.9 billion for 2021 to 2027, the EIT will help drive the recovery of the economy as well as Europe’s green and digital transition for a more sustainable and resilient society.
The new EIT strategy has four main priorities and many new features. It will enable the EIT Community to strengthen its impact, boost its support to higher education and increase its regional development efforts. The EIT will also set up two new EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities: the first in 2022 in the field of the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries and the second in the field of water, marine and maritime sectors and ecosystems in 2026.
The event is open to innovators, entrepreneurs and organisations from business, education and research who want to learn more about the EIT and the different opportunities to innovate with the EIT Community. It will be interactive, and participants will be able to join discussions through Q&As, polls and social media.
Among the prominent speakers, you will hear from Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth; Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education and Gioia Ghezzi, Chair of the EIT Governing Board.
The event is organised in a hybrid format and can be attended either online or in person at the International Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology (INL), in Braga, Portugal.
Check the full programme, here.