Welcome to the EIT

Thank you for your interest in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and welcome to our website.


The EIT is a new independent community body which was set up to address Europe's innovation gap. We aim to rapidly emerge as a key driver of EU sustainable growth and competitiveness through the stimulation of world-leading innovation.

We are committed to serving as a flagship of European excellence and hope you will find this site informative.

Dr Martin Schuurmans

Chairman of the EIT Governing Board


View a short feature on the EIT

Introduction to the EIT (Powerpoint presentation)

Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

The EIT designated its first 3 KICs in 2009:


What is a KIC?

SIA - Strategic Innovation Agenda

The Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) is a document that outlines the EIT’s strategic vision and its role in the European innovation field. The EIT has submitted the document to Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilingualism, on 15 June 2011.

Read the EIT's draft SIA


EIT Job Opportunities

To find out more about the career opportunities at the EIT, please visit the Careers page.