SILICON VALLEY HUB

Expanding EIT’s
Global Presence

We connect talents, knowledge and key players worldwide to tackle societal challenges.

EUROPE’S Global INNOVATION FOOTPRINT

Over the past decade, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) established 8 Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) to strengthen Europe’s capacity to innovate and find solutions to global societal challenges.

In 2018, acknowledging the importance of international cooperation in tackling such challenges, the EIT and its KICs established together the EIT Global Outreach Programme. Contributing to the EU’s Global Approach in Research & Innovation, it is the first EIT Community coordinated effort at global level.

The EIT Global Outreach programme acts as a bridge linking the EIT’s innovation ecosystem with those of outreach locations, forging synergies with global innovation leaders.

Global Outreach Locations

ISRAEL

Renowned as the “start-up nation”, Israel is the world leader for number of start-ups per capita, with Tel Aviv constantly ranked with the world’s most innovative cities.

A vast number of unique factors contribute to Israel becoming such a tech powerhouse, making it a strategic location for an EIT global outreach hub that focuses on creating synergies between the EIT community and the Israeli innovation ecosystem.

EIT Hub Israel supports the growth of innovative start ups and increases the number of EU-Israel and Cross-KIC collaborative projects.

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KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION COMMUNITIES (KICS) INVOLVED

EIT Health

Giving EU citizens greater opportunities to enjoy a healthy life
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EIT FOOD

Leading a global revolution in food innovation and production
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EIT URBAN MOBILITY

Smart, green and integrated transport
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EIT CLIMATE-KIC​

Working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy
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EIT Manufacturing

Strengthening and increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing industry
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EIT DIGITAL

For a strong digital Europe. Inclusive. Fair. Sustainable.
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The EIT Story – By Numbers

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EIT at a Glance

The EIT Global Outreach Programme is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union established in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe and to strengthen Europe’s capacity to innovate and find solutions to global societal challenges.

Over the past decade, the EIT established 8 Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) that bring together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. Each of these communities (KICs) is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge. 

EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.

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Testimonials

Arunas

Arunas Karlonas

”We had a chance to meet the key stakeholders, government experts, tech entrepreneurs, VCs, etc. We had a unique possibility to learn the ways the Israelis create and develop innovative products and services, establish connections in the ecosystem, jointly develop technologies and projects”.
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Rosemary Gallagher

“Besides fostering solid professional relationships through Connect and Experience, I also managed to accumulate over 50 practical tools and models that I am already adapting and implementing in my own region.”
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Martin

Martin Giese

״A rapidly growing impact investment market is taking the world by storm and Israel, the startup nation, is well placed to play a leading role because it’s all about changing the world for the better through innovation.״
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Marco

Marco Senigalliesi

“Through Connect & Experience I have a better appreciation of the value of the community and the related management tools to support startups and to build a solid network with the aim of allowing the exchange of information, the contamination of skills and cultures, and the creation of a sense of belonging”
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Jb Labrune

“I joined the programme because I want to collaborate with EIT and exchange insights with other diplomats. Even though we represent different countries, we have one goal and we can support each other. The first programme is the very first of this kind. It helps us work on the shared ground.”
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Dušan Vujović

Dušan Vujović

“Diplomats on-site need to wear a lot of hats. We’ve just opened our office in Jerusalem, with a focus on innovations. Thanks to this programme I can better understand the Israeli ecosystem and stakeholders’ perspectives.”
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