WHO WE ARE
The EIT Global Outreach programme is an EIT initiative to expand the EIT presence around the globe.
Expanding the EIT presence around the globe
The EIT as a global player, has the vision to become the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs.
To provide the bridge to connect and the shop window to showcase Europe’s innovation ecosystem with innovation hot spots worldwide, supporting European leadership and enhancing its impact in addressing key global societal challenges.
The EIT Global Outreach programme links business, research and education to create relationships and market opportunities in key locations outside Europe – enabling the EIT and its communities to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges, and to create jobs and deliver sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe.
One of the key goals of the Global Outreach Programme is to position EIT’s Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) model at international level, thereby strengthening the EIT Community and EU brand globally. By working together, the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities develop activities that showcase EIT-supported innovations at international level, create tailor-made support to facilitate the internationalisation efforts of European entrepreneurs and innovators, and bring together knowledge and resources from the EIT innovation ecosystem and the selected outreach locations to tackle global challenges and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The programme also provides a platform for the EIT Community to team up with EU Member States and other European Union programmes and initiatives, to achieve greater impact in full alignment with the EU Global Approach in research and innovation.
The Global Outreach Programme is led by EIT Climate-KIC and is managed by the EIT Global Outreach Working Group, which consists of representatives of the EIT and its KICs. Currently, seven of the eight current KICs participate in the Programme. EIT, in close coordination with the European Commission, provides strategic guidance and monitors the implementation of the Programme.