European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT
KTH forms a part of two consortia of the prestigious EU collaboration, European institute of Innovation and technology that will make Europe a global leader for innovations in ICT (EIT ICT Labs) and Sustainable Energy. Within the consortia, there are research institutes, major engineering companies and several leading technical universities in Europe. The consortia were selected in tough competition by EIT’s board.
EIT ICT Labs is focused on software engineering and IT services. The consortium’s primary nodes are in Stockholm, Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki and Paris. The Swedish node, with KTH as the major partner in cooperation with SICS, Ericsson and TeliaSonera will, among other things, be responsible for educational issues and for the area mobile communication. In “EIT ICT Labs”, KTH will create a number of activities in Kista. Together with, among others, STING and the Electrum Foundation, we will be running projects which will integrate education, research and innovation in an attempt to strengthen the local innovation system.
KTH is also a major partner in the consortium “KIC InnoEnergy”. This is where Sweden, through KTH and Uppsala University, will be responsible for the areas ‘smart electricity network’ and ‘electrical energy storage’ in cooperation with ABB and Vattenfall. The following nodes Karlsruhe, Grenoble, Eindhoven/Leuven, Barcelona and Krakow are also included in the consortium. In “KIC InnoEnergy”, KTH together with Uppsala University will build up an innovation centre which will specialise in environmental technology and sustainable energy solutions with activities at both of the universities campuses.