Mission | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)


The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body. We enhance Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas.

Our mission is to:

  • Contribute to the competiveness of Europe, its sustainable economic growth and job creation by promoting and strengthening synergies and cooperation among businesses, education institutions and research organisations.
  • Create favourable environments for creative thought, to enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe.

Innovation through integration

To boost Europe’s innovation capacity, action is needed to overcome the fragmented European innovation landscape; and this is where the EIT comes in. We have a pioneering role in increasing European sustainable growth and competitiveness by reinforcing Europe’s innovation capacity in a dynamic global context. The EIT brings together the ‘knowledge triangle’ of business, education and research to form dynamic cross-border partnerships; Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

The KICs:

  • Develop innovative products and services;
  • Start new companies; and
  • Train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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