European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
KTH is a part of five consortia of the prestigious EU collaboration, European institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) that aims to make Europe a global leader for innovation within strategic areas.
The consortia that got the mission were all chosen in strong competition and are called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). KTH is a partner of the following EIT KICs:
Partners of the consortia are leading technical universities in Europe, research institutes, large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprise (SME).
EIT Digital aims at global impact through European innovation fueled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology. EIT Digital strengthens Europe’s position in the digital world by delivering breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeding entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life. EIT Digital helps business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.
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. Other partners include STING, Kista Science City, Allkit Communications and Gleechi ( KTH spinoff company).
EIT Digital headquarters are located in Brussels and there are co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.
KTH is a core partner in EIT InnoEnergy in which Sweden, through KTH and Uppsala University, is responsible for the areas ‘smart electricity network’ and ‘electrical energy storage’ in cooperation with ABB among others.
EIT InnoEnergy has its headquarters in Eindhoven with co-location centres in Stockholm, Karlsruhe, Grenoble, Eindhoven/Leuven, Barcelona and Krakow.
EIT Health is based on the demographic changes that are taking place in Europe. The idea is to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovations in a healthy lifestyle and active aging. KTH is part of the Scandinavian node together with other Swedish partners such as Stockholm city, KI, UU and RISE.
EIT Health has its headquarters in Munich with six co-location centres in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, Mannheim/Heidelberg and Rotterdam.
EIT Raw Materials aims at making raw materials 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. KTH is a core partner in the Innovation Hub Baltic Sea, which has operations in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. The other main partners in the hub are Sandvik, Höganäs, Aalto and VTT.
EIT Raw Materials has headquarters in Berlin and six co-location centres in Leuven, Luleå, Espoo, Wroclaw, Rome and Metz.
EIT Urban Mobility focuses on future transports and new solutions needed to meet the challenges such as the global goals for sustainable development to be achieved by 2030. Among the strategic goals are; creating more humane urban environments, ensuring that lifelong learning actually takes place and that good research results are utilised by the industry and realised with the cities and citisens as integrated partners. KTH is a core partner in the Nordic Innovation Hub, which consists of partners from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Besides KTH, the City of Stockholm and Scania (via Volkswagen) are Swedish partners.
EIT Urban Mobility has headquarters in Barcelona and five co-location centres in Copenhagen, Munich, Helmond, Prague and Barcelona.