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EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Activity Report 2019 - 2020

Innovation has a prominent role in Europe’s efforts to tackle major societal and environmental challenges. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is working towards this objective through its operational arm, the Innovation Communities, by accelerating innovation and supporting the creation of conditions where innovation is more likely to thrive and generate breakthroughs.This report provides an insight into the achievements of the EIT Innovation Communities
strengthening the innovation ecosystem in countries within Europe with more modest innovation capacity. It outlines the main on-the-ground activities, deployed services and cooperation mechanisms with local players that took place as part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme. In
addition, it highlights success stories from start-ups and innovators that have benefitted from the collaboration with the EIT Innovation Communities and created an impact with their innovative solutions.