European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
KTH is part of five consortia within the prestigious EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), set up in 2008 to boost innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen European competitiveness and make Europe a global leader in strategic areas.
Strengthen networks and collaborations
The winning consortia, selected in intense competition, are called Knowledge & Innovation Communities (KICs) and comprise partners from higher education institutions, research labs, and companies. KTH is an active partner in five KICs, which you can read more about below.
The EIT KICs are strategic to KTH and strengthens the networks and collaboration between KTH researchers and other European research groups and business partners.
A higher degree of EU funding
The networks contribute to competitive applications for EU projects and funding for KTH. The KICs also provide opportunities to develop new KTH core activities in both education and research.
The KICs are set up in close collaboration between academia and industry on a European level and are coordinated in regional nodes. The EIT KIC concept is based on integrating research, education, and innovation with entrepreneurship to find solutions to significant societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential – and create quality jobs and growth.