KTH - part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
KTH is part of five consortia within the EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) initiative, set up to strengthen European competitiveness and make Europe a global leader of innovation in strategically selected areas.
Promoting networks and collaborations
The winning consortia, selected in intense competition, are called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and comprise partners from leading universities, research institutions, major multinationals, as well as small and medium-sized companies. KTH is active in five KICs in all, which you can read more about below.
The EIT KICs are strategic to KTH and strengthen the networks and collaboration between KTH researchers and other European research groups and business partners.
A higher degree of EU funding
The networks enable a greater number of competitive applications for EU projects and increased funding for KTH. The KICs also provide many opportunities to develop KTH’s core activities in education and research.
The KICs are run in close collaboration between academia and industry on a European level and are coordinated via regional nodes. The concept is based on closely integrating research, education and innovation with entrepreneurship to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential – which can create high-quality jobs and growth.