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EIT Awareness Day in Tallinn


The EIT with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research is organising an EIT Awareness Day on 13 October 2017 in Tallinn.


The event is held as side event to the Estonian Presidency conference on European Research Excellence and aims at raising awareness of the activities, results and achievements of the EIT Community and in particular of the opportunities for engagement. At this interactive, informal event, the EIT Community will provide a general introduction to its activities as well as specific information on potential areas for cooperation with interested national stakeholders.

Participants from all sides of the knowledge triangle (education, research, business incl. SMEs) are encouraged to attend.  Furthermore, in case of specific requests, speed dating sessions with representatives of the EIT Innovation Communities will  be arranged.

For more information and to register please click here




  • Dr Indrek Reimand, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia
  • Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy, Former Member of the EIT Governing Board
10:00-10:30 Introduction to the EIT’s strategy and activities (incl. Q&A Session)
10:30-10:45 Coffee break

Experiences and Insights from the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) – How to get involved?

Presentations by Innovation Community representatives (10 min presentation each + 10 minute Q&A)

  • EIT Climate-KIC: Mike Cherrett and Petri Allekotte

  • EIT Digital: Marko Turpeinen and Fabio Pianesi

  • EIT Health: Merike Leego and Mikolaj Gurdala

  • EIT InnoEnergy: Maciej Majchrowicz

  • EIT Raw Materials: Olli Salmi and Veiko Karu

  • Introduction of EIT Food and their outreach plans: Krzysztof Klincewicz

12:45-13:45 Lunch break and networking

Testimonials by Estonian & Finnish start-ups

Innovation in action: the road to success from educational programme via the accelerator programme to the start-up world

14:45-15:00 National support possibilities for KIC activities – Estonian Research Council

Speed dating with EIT Community Representatives

Prior registration for slots by interested individuals/ teams/ organisations





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