The European Commission has published its midterm evaluation of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): An External Evaluation Report and a Commission Staff Working Document (SWD). The document was published in October 2017.
The report highlights that:
EIT is the only EU body that fully integrates business, research and education and that this integration is crucial to effectively boost innovation in a pan-European way.
EIT has the potential to be a thought leader and a source of knowledge and good practice for policy makers and the broader European innovation community.
EIT Community delivers ground-breaking results, has supported hundreds of start-ups across Europe, enabling growth and innovation, and this will lead to important societal impact through job creation and an economic boost.
EIT’s existing Innovation Communities bring innovative solutions to key challenges in the areas of climate, digitalisation, energy, food, health and raw materials.
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