BRUSSELS, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
In order to boost the development of local Innovation and Education ecosystems, the "ARISE Europe" programme by EIT Digital* (previous EIT ICT Labs) is creating sustainable cooperation with local partners, such as accelerators, incubators, investors, innovation clusters.
EIT Digital has launched an Open Call addressing excellent Innovation Centres (e.g. accelerators incubators, regional clusters) willing to team up and co-invest with EIT Digital in order to boost the growth of their ecosystems (https://www.eitdigital.eu/arise/opencall )
Innovation Centres in the following countries can apply:
- Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
"The call-process gives Innovation Centres the chance to introduce themselves - their success stories and local ecosystems; their network; their technology, strategy and services -compete and, if selected, contribute to making their territories and innovation ecosystems, and the whole Europe THE real places for digital Innovation", explains Fabio Pianesi, Research Director of EIT Digital. EIT Digital will contribute to the collaboration its network, expertise and assets for Entrepreneurial Education and Innovation.
* EIT ICT Labs, a leading European open innovation organization, unveiled its new brand mark and name - EIT Digital - on June 1, 2015
About the EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.
We invest in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. We organise our innovation and education activities in and around our co-location centres, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalisation of society.
EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since 2010, EIT Digital is consistently mobilizing talents, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation.
EIT Digital is headquartered in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, London, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as Budapest and Madrid. For more information, visit http://www.eitdigital.eu
* EIT ICT Labs, a leading European open innovation organization, unveiled its new brand mark and name - EIT Digital - on June 1, 2015.
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