The EIT is a body of the EU founded to reinforce innovation capacity, to ultimately increase Europe’s economic competitiveness and sustainable growth. Developed within the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs (now replaced by Europe 2020), the EIT sets strategic requirements regarding Europe’s innovation orientation.

To achieve its purpose, the EIT developed Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), integrated structures linking the research, higher education and business sectors, towards boosting innovation and entrepreneurship.

KICs priority topics