European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT
KTH forms a part of four consortia of the prestigious EU collaboration, European institute of Innovation and Technology that will make Europe a global leader for innovations in ICT (EIT Digital), sustainable energy (EIT InnoEnergy), raw materials (EIT Raw Materials) and healthy living and active ageing (EIT Health). Partners of the consortia are leading technical universities in Europe, research institutes, large corporations, SMEs and scaleups.
EIT Digital invests in strategic areas such as Digital Infrastructure, Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Finance and Digital Wellbeing to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. KTH is a major Swedish partner along with Ericsson and RISE SICS. Other partners include STING, Kista Science City / The Electrum foundation, RISE Acreo, SU, LU and Gleechi ( KTH spinoff company). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley. Follow on @EIT_Digital, @EITDigitalAcad, EITDigitalAccel.
KTH is also a major partner in the consortium “EIT 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 “EIT 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.
EIT Health works to improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of healthcare system. The consortia promotes entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources.
KIC EIT Raw Materials works to turn the challenge of raw materials dependence into a strategic strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and entrepreneurship.