EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation 

The mission of EIT Digital is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. EIT Digital brings together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes in the following locations:

  • Brussels Head Office
  • Berlin Node
  • Budapest Node
  • Eindhoven Node
  • Helsinki Node
  • London Node
  • Madrid Node
  • Paris Node
  • Stockholm Node
  • Trento Node
  • Silicon Valley hub

Watch Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital, in a Tech Talk with Anu Deshpande, in Silicon Valley.


Investing in strategic areas

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. Its innovation and education activities are organised in and around our Innovation Hubs, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalisation of society.

EIT Digital is an EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (Innovation Community). Since 2010, EIT Digital has been mobilising talent, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation. The Headquarters are in Brussels with Innovation Hubs in Berlin, Eindhoven, London, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, and offices in Budapest and Madrid.

Educational programmes

EIT Digital has three pan-European schools with over 1 500 students in entrepreneurial digital education programmes. 

Our Entrepreneurial Education ambition is two-fold:

  • Educate a new generation of thought leaders, innovators and knowledge workers in digital technologies, by providing excellent technical programmes with deeply embedded innovation and entrepreneurship education.
  • Build a strong entrepreneurial education brand via a disruptive and systemic change to European higher education that will attract top talent to Europe.


Four digital transformations:

  • Digital Wellbeing: prevention and coping
  • Digital Industry: individualized goods at mass production costs
  • Digital City: urban quality of life for informed citizens
  • Digital Infrastructure: high-performing, secure digital infrastructures 

Success stories

  • Scale-ups supported: more than 200
  • Technology transfers: more than 80
  • External investment raised: EUR 68 million
  • New companies created: 66
  • Products and services supported: more than 50
  • Over 1 500 students in entrepreneurial digital education programmes