WHO WE ARE

The EIT Global Outreach programme is an EIT initiative to expand the EIT presence around the globe.

ABOUT US

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.

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Expanding the EIT presence around the globe

our vision

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.

our mission

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.

working group

Andy Kerr (Chair)

EIT Climate-KIC

Director, UK & Ireland

Benoit Buntinx

EIT Food

Director of Business Creation

Federico Menna

EIT Digital

Head of Staff and Operations

Balazs Fürjes

EIT Health

InnoSTARS Managing Director

Massimo Gasparon

EIT RawMaterials

Director of Programmes

Fredrik Hanell

EIT Urban Mobility

Director of Business Creation

Antoni Pijoan

EIT Manufacturing

Director of CLC West

Katerina Sereti

EIT

Head of Stakeholder Relations Section

Margarita Nass

EIT Cross-KIC Global Outreach

Programme Orchestrator

Mary Ritter

EIT Climate-KIC

International Ambassador and Former CEO

working group

MARY RITTER

EIT Climate-KIC International Ambassador and Former CEO
Mary

MARGARITA NASS

EIT Cross-KIC Global Outreach Programme Orchestrator
Margarita

KATERINA SERETI

EIT - Head of Stakeholder Relations Section
Katerina

ANTONI PIJOAN

EIT Manufacturing - Director of CLC West
Antoni Pijoan

FREDRIK HANELL

EIT Urban Mobility - Director of Business Creation
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MASSIMO GASPARON

EIT RawMaterials - Director of Programmes
Massimo

BALAZS FÜRJES

EIT Health - InnoSTARS Managing Director
Balazs

FEDERICO MENNA

EIT Digital - Head of Staff and Operations
Federico Menna

BENOIT BUNTINX

EIT Food - Director of Business Creation
Benoit Buntix

ANDY KERR (CHAIR)

EIT Climate-KIC Director, UK & Ireland
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