Concept & Aim:
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body that is boosting Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT nurtures entrepreneurial talent and supports new ideas, bringing together the ‘knowledge triangle’ of leading actors from research, business and higher education to form dynamic pan-European partnerships called Innovation Communities (KICs). The aim of this training is to deliver a general overview to NCPs of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology and its potential role in supporting NCPs as well as creating synergies for better use of resources offered by the European Commission. During the training participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the principles of the EIT Innovation Model, operation, success stories, examples of EIT and its Innovation Communities’ activities and potential synergies between the EIT Community and NCPs community.
The event will consist of two main parts. The first part will concern the EIT in general (EIT Community, EIT calls for new Innovation Communities, budget, schemes/ models etc). In this part the participants will also have the chance to get some knowledge about the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) and success stories supported and financed by EIT. The second part of the training will revolve around the EIT Innovation Communities: EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT InnoEnergy and EIT RawMaterials. In this part the participants will have also the opportunity to exchange current practices related to EIT as well as role of NCPs in this process. The last interactive session should allow elaborating the points for further collaboration.
The training next to panel discussion shall include interactive exercises allowing enhancement of knowledge, experience as well as building collaboration between both communities.
- NCP Academy
- European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
- National Contact Point in Poland
The training is targeted towards all thematic and horizontal NCPs both experienced and less experienced who would like to improve their knowledge in the field of EIT and are interested in dealing with synergies in the area of EIT and its Innovation Communities.