The EIT is an independent EU body set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges. It brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Innovation Communities - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.
The EIT is an independent EU body whose mission is to:
• increase European sustainable growth and competitiveness;
• reinforce the innovation capacity of the EU and its Member States; and
• create the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and prepare for the next innovative breakthroughs.