European Commission appoints four new EIT Governing Board members The European Commission today appointed four new members to the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Budapest. The four new members are:
More than 220 students from over 45 countries, representing 50 disciplines, will embark on Europe’s largest climate change education programme – the Climate-KIC summer school. The five week-long course will offer a unique combination of academic study and real-world business experience with the aim of creating the climate change leaders of tomorrow. For first time this year a shorter three-week edition of the Journey has been introduced, which will culminate in an international final in Bologna, Italy.
He has spoken at worldwide security conferences in San Francisco, Singapore and other places. Media all over the world has written stories about how a German student discovered security issues with professional drones. Nils Rodday, who graduated from the EIT Digital Master School in July 2015, has stirred up the global drone scene with his master thesis ‘Exploring security vulnerabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles’ and is seen as a worldwide expert on the matter.
Econic Technologies, leading innovative catalyst company and Climate-KIC Accelerator Alumnus, has secured £5 million from their latest investment round. The investment was provided by new investor Woodford Investment Management and return investors Imperial Innovations and Jetstream Capital. The funding will provide crucial support for the development of future catalyst generations and the expansion of Econic Technologies facilities, thereby accelerating the commercialisation of Econic’s catalyst technology.
The EIT is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges. It brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities, KICs - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.