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05 April 2018 Other related news The EIT today launches a Call for expressions of interest for the selection of new members of the EIT Governing Board The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities.

Apply for the EIT Governing Board

The EIT today launches a Call for expressions of interest for the selection of new members of the EIT Governing Board

The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities.

Innovation Communities are a unique type of partnership within European innovation. Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, foster new businesses, encourage growth and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. They address focused innovation topics and integrate public and private research organisations, innovative industries, higher education institutions, investors, start-ups and spin-offs into networks that combine the diverse competencies needed to make innovation happen.

The EIT now has six Innovation Communities: EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital,  EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT InnoEnergy and EIT Raw Materials.  A new Call for Innovation Communities was launched in January 2018 to designate EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Manufacturing.

The EIT Community is Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem, with 40 innovation hubs that bring together over 1000 partners, more than half of whom come from business, both large corporates and a very strong SME participation rate of 25%. With our support, more than 800 start-ups and scale-ups have been nurtured with over 6100 highly skilled jobs created. Each job created by the EIT Community has supported the creation of an additional 14 jobs in the wider economy. Venture capitalists have invested more than EUR 600 million in companies supported by EIT Community accelerators. By doing so, they have expressed strong confidence in the innovative solutions and talented entrepreneurs supported by the EIT Community.

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