In line with EIT’s vision to be the leading European initiative that empowers to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs, this KAVA focuses on developing the EIT community and markets outside Europe. The aim is to
i) position EIT’s innovation model among other successful innovation initiatives at an international level,
ii) showcase EIT supported innovation and activities and attract support for EIT innovators, and
iii) strengthen the EIT innovation ecosystems by attracting partners from all over the world to contribute to the EU’s competitiveness and reinforce its attractiveness outside of Europe.
The results of this approach in 2018-19 were the establishment of EIT offices in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv and joint activities the US, Israel and China in 2019. In 2020, the EIT Hub in Beijing will open, the joint activities in the US and Israel and China Hubs will be extended.