Impact study analyses achievements of EIT community
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has presented an impact study analysing the global and European socio-economic impact of the EIT and its Innovation Communities between 2010 and 2016..
The study "EIT: Our Impact from 2010 - 2016"states that the EIT Community has gained recognition for what it is delivering in Europe and beyond. For example, stakeholders in Australia have replicated the EIT model for the establishment of Climate-KIC Australia. In the coming years the EIT Community is planning to scale and grow the activities of its six Innovation Communities. In 2018, there will also be a call for two new Innovation Communities in Urban Mobility and Added Value Manufacturing.
The study also notes that having followed the progress of each of the EIT Innovation Communities as they address specific societal challenges, the EIT Innovation Communities show meaningful progress in delivering on their objectives. Activities are reaching a scale at which it becomes feasible to measure important societal returns. Many societally relevant concepts going to market have already been observed thanks to the EIT Community, implying significantly greater societal impact in the coming years.
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