At the Austrian "EIT Awareness Day" conference, participants will get first-hand information from EIT representatives and the current KICs on how the concept works in practice and what future activities are planned.
This event is organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
"The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has the objective of strengthening Europe's innovation capacity through the so-called KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) covering the knowledge triangle of research, education and innovation. The EIT is no new funding instrument for individual projects, but supports the set-up and the activities of the KICs across Europe. The KICs are the EIT's operational units and working in cross-disciplinary areas of strategic importance. In the KICs, the three sides of the knowledge triangle are interconnected allowing for new forms of cooperation and synergies. An emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship and start-ups. So far, the following three KICs have been established in Europe: Climate-KIC (Climate Change) EIT ICT Labs (Information and Communication Technologies) KIC InnoEnergy (Sustainable Energy)."
The agenda for this event is available for download and the conference language will be English.
For more information on this event and on how to register, please visit the following website: http://rp7.ffg.at/RP7.aspx?target=539016&SetLanguage=2