European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was created in 2008 as a unique EU body which main mission is to address major challenges faced by EU by promoting synergies and cooperation between higher education, research and entrepreneurship. EIT is integral part of the Horizon 2020 program.
Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC EIT) are created by the EIT in different areas with the objective to boost innovation in Europe, create growth, jobs and entrepreneurs. Each KIC has its own structure, strategic objectives, internal rules and calls for projects within KIC. Every KIC has several regional Co-Location Centres (CLC). Co-Location Centres provide local administrative and operational support for the partners and coordinate local activities and resources.
There are currently eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities:
EIT Raw Materials
EIT Urban Mobility
Source and more information on EIT website: https://eit.europa.eu/
STU is currently a member in two KIC EIT:
Nowadays we are working on the possible participation in more KIC EIT.
STU joined EIT Raw materials in 2017 by becoming an Associate Partner. Based on geographic criteria, STU is involved in CLC East situated in Wroclaw, Poland. During 2017 and 2018, STU participated in several networking events, conferences and meetings. In 2019, STU submitted three projects for the KAVA calls - one of them as a coordinator of the project and two as a partner organisation in the project.
More information about EIT Raw Materials: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/
Find EIT Raw Materials Partners: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/about-us/partners/
STU is a core partner of EIT Manufacturing. Based on geographic criteria, STU is involved in CLC East situated in Vienna, Austria. Nowadays, STU is implementing 3 KAVA projects, one of them as a coordinator and 3 other activities.
More information about EIT Manufacturing: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/
Find EIT Manufacturing Partners: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/partners/
EIT Manufacturing Call for proposals for Activities to be executed in 2021 is now open, find more information on: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/activities/call-for-activity-proposals/
EIT Manufacturing Call for EIT Manufacturing Hubs is now open, find more information on: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/activities/call-for-eit-manufacturing-hubs/
Contacts for more information about STU participation in KIC EIT:
For more information about KIC EIT and project possibilities, please contact:
Mgr. Erika Hlavatá, Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 917 669 250, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mgr. Ivana Lukáčová, Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 905 666 688, email: email@example.com
Ing. Štefan Hičák, PhD., Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 917 669 446, email: firstname.lastname@example.org