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#MakingInnovationHappen: Learn how your organisation can kick-start its innovation activities with the support of EIT innovation communities

EIT ManufacturingEIT HealthEIT RawMaterialsEIT Urban Mobility and EIT Culture & Creativity kindly invite you to the EIT Open Day Austria and Slovakia on 23 September 2022 in Vienna, Austria!

Under the theme “Making Innovation Happen”, the hosts will take you on a journey through their numerous initiatives and programmes and demonstrate how working with the different EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities will benefit your organisation’s innovation endeavours while also corresponding to and supporting the national Research & Innovation priorities. More than this, partners and project leaders share at first hand how EIT support has helped them to further develop their innovations, networks, and businesses across Europe.

Join us on 23 September 2022 in Vienna and become part of Europe’s largest innovation network!

With more than 2,000 participating actors, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is the largest innovation ecosystem in Europe aiming at strengthening Europe’s ability to innovate. It is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. Since 2008, the EIT has established nine Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) tackling the most pressing challenges of our time in various industries.

The EIT KICs follow a pan-European approach, connecting business, education, and research, while at the same time establishing regional innovation hubs to ensure proximity and close collaboration with the local industry ecosystems. Participation in the EIT KICs’ activities leads to increased innovation efforts in various industries and drives societal prosperity in Europe, enhancing competitiveness, sustainable growth as well as the creation of jobs.

Many of the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities are strongly represented in the EU member countries Austria and Slovakia. Since 2015, EIT RawMaterials partners with the RIC (Resources Innovation Center) Leoben, which acts as the KICs regional center for East and South-East Europe through outreach, integration and community building activities. In 2020, the first Austrian branch of the EIT, the Co-Location Center East of EIT Manufacturing, was established in Vienna, fostering the country’s manufacturing industry in the EIT network. Since 2022, Vienna hosts EIT Health’s newly founded Innovation Hub Austria, and it will also be the home of a Co-Location Center of the recently launched EIT Culture & Creativity.

In Slovakia, the EIT is strongly represented as well with the country being the home base for numerous hubs of the so-called EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), which aims at boosting the innovation capabilities of the RIS eligible countries by strengthening linkages among key innovation actors. The newest EIT Innovation Community, EIT Culture & Creativity, will also be the first KIC to establish a branch, a so-called Co-Location Center, in Kosice, Slovakia.

To celebrate Austria’s and Slovakia’s strong involvement in the EIT network and to inform interested participants about the various activities of the EIT Community as well as upcoming opportunities for collaboration, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials, EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Culture & Creativity invite you to the EIT Open Day Austria & Slovakia on Friday, 23rd September 2022 10:00 – 16:00 CEST in Vienna (Event Location: ARIANA, Christine-Touaillon-Straße 4, 1220 Vienna, Austria).

Participation in the event is open to all and free of charge!
Event language: English

For our guests from Slovakia, shuttle busses will be provided free of charge from Bratislava to Vienna and back.

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