EIT Awareness Day in Slovakia
The Ministry of Economy together with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic is organising an awareness raising event in Bratislava on 26 October 2015. The aim of the event is to inform national stakeholders about EIT and KIC activities as well as about possibilities how to get involved.
During the meeting, participants will be able to get insights from representatives of all five existing KICs and will receive an update on future plans from the EIT Interim Director. The afternoon session will give an opportunity to interested organisations or individuals to hold targeted thematic discussions with the KIC representatives.
For more information, including on how to register, please visit http://www.minedu.sk/informacny-den-europskeho-inovacneho-a-technologickeho-institutu/.
"The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has the objective of strengthening Europe's innovation capacity through the so-called KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) covering the knowledge triangle of research, education and innovation. The EIT is no new funding instrument for individual projects, but supports the set-up and the activities of the KICs across Europe. The KICs are the EIT's operational units and working in cross-disciplinary areas of strategic importance. In the KICs, the three sides of the knowledge triangle are interconnected allowing for new forms of cooperation and synergies. An emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship and start-ups."
The conference language will be English.