The third EIT/KIC Entrepreneurship Workshop was organised on 14 February 2010 at the EIT Headquarters in Budapest, bringing together 21 participants from the three KICs, the EIT as well as the European Commission.
Building on the outcomes of the two previous workshops in September and December 2010, participants were invited to share the progress made in terms of the KICs’ entrepreneurial activities, and to discuss a common toolbox as well as specific EIT initiatives in support of entrepreneurship.
A highlight on the agenda was the “EIT Entrepreneurship Award” which will be granted for the first time at the beginning of 2012. In its pilot phase, the aim of the Award will be to showcase and encourage the first entrepreneurial ventures within the KICs and to help them to develop successfully with the support of a top-level mentorship scheme. The first Award will be given in collaboration with Academic Enterprise Awards Europe. The award was announced at the ACES Academic Enterprise Conference in Zurich on 3 February 2011.