Against the backdrop of a new era, the EIT organised its Stakeholder Forum 2020 with big ambitions. One goal of the Forum was to increase the visibility and awareness of the EIT Community’s activities and achievements to date. However, it also provided a platform for stakeholders to contribute to the implementation of the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027 and future work more broadly. In July 2019, the European Commission laid out a new Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) for the EIT that set out our major priorities for 2021-2027. The following five themes were drawn from the SIA to guide the work of the EIT Stakeholder Forum 2020: EIT Regional Innovation Scheme post-2020; New EIT Action to support the innovation capacity of Higher Education Institutions in Europe; EIT Community: Open and Inclusive; Strategic Synergies between the EIT Community and other EU Programmes & Instruments; Reinforced Engagement with EU Member States.
March 2020, Budapest