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Innovation and Education activities of the EIT

Climate-KIC Journey 2019 Summer School Group Photo
Climate-KIC Journey 2019 Summer School

The TUB Partnerships within the KICs of the European Institute of Innovation and Technologies (EIT)

KICs at the TU Berlin

Founded in 2008 as the Institute of the European Commission, the EIT promotes European innovation culture and sustainable competitiveness. The funding instrument of the EIT are several Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) that consist of large consortia of 50 to 200 partners.

KICs themselves act as funding organizations and develop their own calls targeting innovative solutions for societal challenges. They are subject to the regulations of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. Basically, the programs of the KICs offer support for all actors in the knowledge triangle of education, research and business. The aim is to accelerate urgently needed innovation processes through application-oriented research, investment and training programs as well as technology transfer activities.

The TU Berlin is a partner in the Climate-KIC and EIT Digital. Employees can thus participate in all tenders of the two KICs. In addition, participation as an external third party in the other KICs can also take place. For more information on program types, see Service and Consultation - KIC Application.

EIT Climate-KIC

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EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC focuses on systemic and climate-neutral transformation of our society as well as climate-friendly technologies and services with great innovation and market potential. These innovation activities are designed to support adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its impact. Within the four themes Urban Transitions, Sustainable Production Systems, Sustainable Land Use and Decision Metrics and Finance as well as several integrated deep demonstrations, (research-based) project ideas and start-ups are promoted to market maturity and beyond as scale-ups. Certified Master's, Doctoral, Mobility and Pioneers-into-Practice programs are the foundation of the activities.

At the TU Berlin, employees of the Faculties Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Process Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems, Planning Building Environment, Business and Management and the Center for Entrepreneurship as well as the Center for Technology and Society participate.

The TU Berlin has been for example involved in the large Flagship Smart and Sustainable Districts (Urban Transitions), among others in the Berlin district Moabit West. Further projects in the flagship EnCO2re - Enabling CO2 Reuse (Sustainable Production Systems) have been promoted for several years, for example in the area of ​​Business Development.

In 2019, TU Berlin hosted the first week of the Journey Summer School, enabling the exchange and ideation between participants from all over Europe with TU Berlin scientists and local partners like the Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research. The participants developed sustainable business ideas in four weeks, in Berlin, Utrecht and Budapest.

Theme Brochures: Presentation of the central themes of EIT Climate-KIC

Website of Climate-KIC

EIT Digital (former EIT ICT Labs)

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EIT Digital

EIT Digital promotes market access for digital technologies developed from the latest research findings. These include innovative product, services and startup activities, Europe-wide certified Master's and PhD programs as well as job-oriented education programs in the EIT Digital Academy. The activities are focused on fivetopics: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Industry and Digital Finance

Currently, faculties of Humanities , Electrical and Computer Science, Economics and Management, the Institute of Architecture as well as the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Technology and Society implement EIT-Digital projects.

An example of a funded innovation project is ERICS - European Refugee Information Service. In the field of education EIT Digital promotes the Master program ICT Innovation.

Strategic Innovation Agenda 2017-19: priorities for the funding period, list of partner organizations and project examples
Website of EIT Digital

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