Following his successful and value-additive contribution to the EIC, Mauro Andriotto joined the EIT.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body created by the European Union in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate.

The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The EIT drives innovation in Europe by supporting entrepreneurs, innovators and students across Europe to turn their best ideas into reality. It achieves its goals through:

(a) training of new generation of entrepreneurs,

(b) developing innovative products and services, and

(c)  powering start-ups and scale-ups.

Whilst supporting any innovation that is economically feasible and beneficial for society the main themes of engagement of the institute are:

  • Climate change
  • Digital Transformation across Europe
  • Innovation in food and its production
  • Raw and processed materials development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Health through prevention and treatment innovation
  • Competitiveness in manufacturing industry
  • Smart cities and their green and efficient transport, energy, water and infrastructure

The Institute is a unique EU initiative that drives innovation across Europe by integrating business, education and research to find solutions to pressing global challenges.

It supports the development of dynamic, long-term European partnerships among leading companies, research labs and higher education. These partnerships are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge, from climate change and sustainable energy to healthy living and food.

Bringing together more than 1 500 partners, the EIT is Europe’s largest innovation network; it connects the dots and powers innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth. This is crucial to fulfilling the EIT’s mission: creating jobs and delivering sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe.

Together with leading partners, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities: education courses that combine technical and entrepreneurial skills, tailored business creation and acceleration services and innovation driven research projects. This brings new ideas and solutions to the market, turns students into entrepreneurs and, most importantly, delivers innovation.