EIT – innovation in action
University of Copenhagen is a core partner in two Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) related to the areas of Health and Climate.
A KIC is, in essence, innovation in action. It covers the entire value chain from education to R&D, demonstration, start-up incubation, marketing and sales. It is a living entity – a dynamic partnership, ready to adapt to the changing realities of its field and the emerging needs and challenges of Europe.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology funds KICs helping them to boost innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitate and empower people through the integration of the ‘knowledge triangle’ (higher education, business and research), with a view to creating new jobs and spurring economic growth. This process will:
- deliver new products, services and business models
- equip students with the skills to become entrepreneurs
- create start-ups and accelerate the scaling up of ventures
For more information on the possibilities within the EIT KICs, please visit the following sites.