11 Oct 2022
EIT launches Deep Tech Talents Initiative to train one million European talents
At the EIT Summit on 11 October 2022, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announced the launch of the Deep Tech Talent Initiative, one of the flagship actions of the new European Innovation Agenda. Under this initiative, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will target one million European talents in deep tech domains by 2025. Deep Tech innovations are rooted in cutting edge science, technology and engineering, often combining advances in the physical, biological and digital spheres and addressing pressing societal needs. At the summit, Commissioner Gabriel invited partners, stakeholders and Member States to join the pledge and to support the EIT‘s efforts in achieving the ambitious target of the initiative.
The EIT-led initiative will provide trainings in the deep tech fields such as advanced materials and manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, robotics, photonics, electronics, quantum computing, aerospace, sustainable energy and cleantech across all Member States. The programmes will be open to all European talents from all education levels, from secondary school students to higher education students, professionals and entrepreneurs, and all education and training providers. There will be a particular focus on a strong participation of women, as well as countries with lower innovation capacity.
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