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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.
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.
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.