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EIT Stakeholder Forum 2020. Background for the Online Consultation: The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Post-2020

The EIT launched its Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS)1 in 2014 to reduce regional disparities in innovation performance across Europe. Through the initiative, the EIT has enhanced its outreach to countries with modest or moderate innovation performance2 that have limited participation in the activities of the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).