• You need to believe. Interview with Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder, TomTom

    Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder of TomTom, talks about her way to success, tips for entrepreneurs, European education and changing mindsets.

  • The EIT’s unique ‘What To’ agendas (2/3): Entrepreneurship
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    EIT’s ‘what to’ agendas comprise education, entrepreneurship and world-class innovation, to ultimately create a ‘end-to-end support web’ at KIC level, thereby providing people with an environment conducive to innovation and to making a difference. Entrepreneurship is an embedded value in the overall construction of the EIT as an ‘entrepreneurial impact investment Institute’. Indeed, in setting up underlying partnerships and the way they interact with the EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) follows both business and investment logics.

  • People driven innovation
    Author: José Manuel Leceta, Alexander von Gabain

    The United States is not the only place to be enterprising and innovative: we have to do it in Europe too.

  • The EIT’s unique ‘What To’ agendas (1/3): Higher Education
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    This editorial examines the Institute’s content agendas as breakthrough value propositions; in other words, the novelty of the EIT’s seamless support to innovation at European level compared to previously existing policy offerings.

  • The EIT’s Unique ‘How To’ Agendas (1/3): Monitoring
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    Having addressed the main foundational features of the EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) in my previous editorials, this second series examines the Institute’s ambitious agendas to bring added value to the European innovation landscape.

  • The EIT's KICs: dynamic European innovation ecosystems
    Author: Bruno Revellin Falcoz, Member of the EIT Governing Board and Executive Committee

    Bruno Revellin Falcoz (Member of the EIT Governing Board and Executive Committee) has written an article for 'Confrontations Europe - La Revue' presenting the EIT and KIC model.

  • Reflections on the EIT
    Author: Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board

    In the world of innovation, many things can happen over the course of a year. Ideas can be born, companies can be set up or equally disappear, careers can take new and different directions, daring solutions can be found, and bold decisions may even be taken in the direction of setting up new ventures. This was indeed the case for the EIT and its three ‘innovation factories’ (KICs – Knowledge and Innovation Communities): Climate-KIC, EIT ICT Labs and KIC InnoEnergy.

  • What makes the EIT unique? (3/3)
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    Innovating innovation governance: the EIT´s facilitating role - by Jose Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

  • Point of view - KICs: Developing a New Model of Growth for Europe beyond the Crisis
    Author: Dr. Daria Golebiowska-Tataj, EIT Governing Board Member

    Even in the current turmoil of economic challenges, it is important to keep the mid-term perspective high on the policy agenda for growth and jobs. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has designed a new model of growth through entrepreneurially integrated pan-European innovation networks – its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (or commonly called the KICs). These have been created to catalyse change in innovation systems and develop a next generation of entrepreneurial Europeans.

  • What makes the EIT unique? (2/3)
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    KIC co-location centres: a melting pot of knowledge and skills by José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

  • What makes the EIT unique?
    Author: José Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

    Communities driven innovation for grand challenges (1/3): an editorial by Jose Manuel Leceta - EIT Director

  • Entrepreneurs as the drivers of the knowledge triangle
    Author: Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board

    Many Europeans believe that top class research and education per se lead to innovation. However, when taking a closer look at how research and education creates innovative chains of added value within the U.S. and more recently within the emerging markets, it is clear that the entrepreneur plays a crucial role within the “knowledge triangle” (business, education and research). He/she unlocks the knowledge and education found within R & D institutions to drive their potentials into new business creation.