The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
For further details, please visit the EIT Website.
Rather than being a conventional research institute, the EIT itself acts as an administrative structure which employs the so-called Knowledge and Innovation Community’s (KICs) as operational tools. A KIC is a highly integrated public-private partnership that brings together outstanding businesses, universities and research institutes in centres of excellence, the so-called “Co-location Centres”. The first three EIT-KICs are:
The EIT headquarters are located in Budapest, as is the Governing Board, the EIT’s central decision-making body.
Basic official documents:
Regulation (EC) No 294/2008 of 11 March 2008 establishing the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Commission’s Communication "The European Institute of Technology: further steps towards its creation" - COM(2006)276
Text of the Communication on the EIT "Implementing the renewed partnership for growth and jobs - Developing a knowledge flagship: the European Institute of Technology" – COM(2006)76
Report on the Results of the Public Consultation – SEC(2006) 368
The Commission’s mid-term review of the Lisbon Process - COM(2005)24