Our founder Mauro Andriotto joins the EIT, following his successful and value-additive contribution to the EIC.

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 as well as students across Europe to turn their best ideas into reality. It achieves its goals by following through:

  1. (a) training of new generation of entrepreneurs,
  2. (b) developing innovative products and services, and
  3. (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 as well as higher education. These partnerships are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a correspondingly 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 as well as delivering sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe.

Overall, EIT Community offers activities with leading partners. Education courses combine technical and entrepreneur skills. It provides tailored business creation services. Acceleration services are also available. Innovation driven research projects are included as well. These bring new ideas together with solutions to the market. Students can become entrepreneurs through these efforts. Innovation is the goal of delivering these efforts. This brings new ideas and solutions to the market, turns students into entrepreneurs and, most importantly, delivers innovation.

Founder Mauro Andriotto

At AFS, we are passionate about fostering innovation and empowering ambitious minds to flourish. Our mission is to provide best-in-class financial services for traditional and crypto deals, exploit European grants, and use quantitative methods to improve clients’ performance. We aim to help our customers unlock their full business potential.

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