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 What is EIT and KIC EIT?

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 Climate-KIC 

EIT Digital 

EIT InnoEnergy

EIT Health

EIT Raw Materials

EIT Food

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Manufacturing

Source and more information on EIT website: https://eit.europa.eu/

 

In which KIC EIT STU participates?

STU is currently a member in two KIC EIT:

  1. EIT Raw Materials as an Associate Partner
  2. EIT Manufacturing as a Core Partner

Nowadays we are working on the possible participation in more KIC EIT.

STU in EIT Raw Materials

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 in EIT Manufacturing

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 Hub is a representative of EIT Manufacturing in EIT RIS countries
  • There are several EIT Manufacturing Hubs in EIT RIS countries
  • In Slovakia the EIT Manufacturing Hub is located at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and the activities of EIT Manufacturing Hub are lead by Project Centre STU
  • main goals/tasks:
    • create a single point representation of EIT Manufacturing in EIT RIS countries
    • increase engagement and participation of local partners, recruitment of the new members
    • support local innovators
    • raise awareness to and gain support from local/national authorities
    • dissemination activities towards business/industry and academic audience (students and faculty)
    • know-how transfer implemention for the facilitation of the needs of the companies (startups, scale-ups, OEMs).
  • Contact person for EIT Manufacturing Hub: Mgr. Erika Hlavatá, Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 917 669 250, email: erika.hlavata@stuba.sk

NEW!

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: erika.hlavata@stuba.sk

Mgr. Ivana Lukáčová, Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 905 666 688, email:  ivana.lukacova@stuba.sk

Ing. Štefan Hičák, PhD., Project Centre, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: +421 917 669 446, email: stefan.hicak@stuba.sk