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Knowledge and Innovation Communities - KICs

The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities are partnerships that bring together businesses, research centres and universities. They allow:

  • innovative products and services to be developed in every area imaginable, including climate change, healthy living and active ageing
  • new companies to be started
  • a new generation of entrepreneurs to be trained.

Through our Knowledge and Innovation Communities, we strengthen cooperation among businesses (including SMEs), higher education institutions and research organisations, form dynamic pan-European partnerships, and create favourable environments for creative thought processes and innovations to flourish.

Real sustainable products, services, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, companies, revenue, profit and jobs are emerging from our Innovation Communities, right here in Europe - concrete results from Europe’s, if not the world’s, largest innovation network.

EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities are dynamic and creative partnerships that harness European innovation and entrepreneurship to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential - and create quality jobs and growth. Since 2010, EIT has launched eight Innovation Communities.

There are currently eight Innovation Communities and each focuses on a different societal challenge: