An Innovation Community knits together different sectors, countries and disciplines. Physically, how is this done? The Innovation Hub is an EIT invention – and one of the EIT’s primary characteristics.
Innovation Hubs are the main instrument for managing activities and knowledge flow. Each Innovation Community has regional Innovation Hubs with partners in close proximity, which is essential to facilitate interaction among members of the regional community. Innovation Hubs are the focal point for the Innovation Communities’ activity within these areas of focus. Innovation Hubs build on the existing labs, offices or campuses of some of the Innovation Community’s core partners, which serve as clusters for a particular region, discipline or task. There they bring together people and teams from across the knowledge triangle to come up with ideas, projects and other initiatives.