EIT launches ‘EIT Campus’ for entrepreneurial education

On 10 January 2023, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched ‘EIT Campus’, a new initiative to ease access to its broad offer of education and training blending innovation with entrepreneurship.

The new comprehensive online platform offers access to the educational and skills development programmes the EIT and its nine Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) provide to interested learners. The first courses featured on the platform are in the areas of climate, food, health and raw materials, and will support the skills transition for a greener and more prosperous Europe. Further courses will be added over time to cover also other themes, such as energy, digital, agriculture, manufacturing, urban mobility, culture and creativity.

In addition to the range of new courses, education activities under the EIT Campus will eventually offer services once scattered on several websites addressed to:

  • Secondary school students through theEIT Girls Go Circular project, which helps young girls develop technological and entrepreneurship skills related to the green and digital transition.
  • University students through the EIT Label, a certificate of quality awarded to outstanding educational programmes focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and leadership. Under this label, the EIT, with its network of 200 universities, has developed 65 master and doctoral programmes, which already count over 4,500 graduates.
  • Professional learners through the EIT’s non-degree courses and workshops. To date, over 100,000 learners have participated in these EIT online educational activities. Professional learners will also benefit from the targeted skills development programmes including the EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative, and the European Battery Alliance Academy, working with EU Member States and industry partners to train and upskill 800,000 workers across the entire battery supply chain.
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI) through the EIT HEI Initiative to support faculties in teaching innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently 50 projects involving over 290 Higher Education Institutions and 300 non-academic organisations are part of the EIT HEI Initiative. In 2021, projects have trained over 9,900 students, academic and non-academic staff and have supported over 310 start-ups and scale-ups.

Most of the school programmes will be accessible free of charge, whereas more professional courses and programmes will carry a fee.

For more information:

EIT press release

Factsheet on the EIT Campus

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