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EIT Newsletter - July 2016

European Commission appoints four new EIT Governing Board members

European Commission appoints four new EIT Governing Board members The European Commission today appointed four new members to the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Budapest. The four new members are:

EIT Digital welcomes EIF and EU-40 MEPs to its Silicon Valley hub

San Francisco - Led by Mr Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP, a delegation of MEPs visited EIT Digital's Silicon Valley hub today as part of an ICT innovation and entrepreneurship tour.

Europe’s largest climate action innovation summer school, the Journey, kicks-off for 2016

More than 220 students from  over 45 countries, representing 50 disciplines, will embark on Europe’s largest climate change education programme – the Climate-KIC summer school. The five week-long course will offer a unique combination of academic study and real-world business experience with the aim of creating the climate change leaders of tomorrow. For first time this year a shorter three-week edition of the Journey has been introduced, which will culminate in an international final in Bologna, Italy. 

Raw materials: Commission highlights need for security of supply and investment

Today the Commission is publishing the first Raw Materials Scoreboard prepared by the

EIT Digital Master student becomes worldwide expert on drone security

He has spoken at worldwide security conferences in San Francisco, Singapore and other places. Media all over the world has written stories about how a German student discovered security issues with professional drones. Nils Rodday, who graduated from the EIT Digital Master School in July 2015, has stirred up the global drone scene with his master thesis ‘Exploring security vulnerabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles’ and is seen as a worldwide expert on the matter.

Climate-KIC start-up Econic Technologies secures £5 million in investment

Econic Technologies, leading innovative catalyst company and Climate-KIC Accelerator Alumnus, has secured £5 million from their latest investment round. The investment was provided by new investor Woodford Investment Management and return investors Imperial Innovations and Jetstream Capital. The funding will provide crucial support for the development of future catalyst generations and the expansion of Econic Technologies facilities, thereby accelerating the commercialisation of Econic’s catalyst technology.
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