The EIT is a unique EU initiative that boosts innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe with one simple idea: through diversity there is strength. We bring together leading universities, research labs and companies to form dynamic pan-European partnerships. Together, we develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. We bring ideas to market, turn students into entrepreneurs and, most importantly, we innovate. Our partnerships are known as Innovation Communities (KICs). Each Innovation Community focuses on a different challenge, now ranging from developing sustainable energy sources to encouraging active ageing or sustainable food. To date, we have created more than 300 new start-ups, launched 430 new or improved products, services and processes, and incubated more than 2 200 business ideas across Europe.
Our mission is to contribute to the competitiveness of Europe and its sustainable economic growth by promoting and strengthening synergies and cooperation among businesses, education institutions and research organisations through EIT’s unique innovation model: integrating the knowledge triangle (business, education and research). We aim to create favourable environments for creative thoughts, in order to enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe.
Type of course: FULL
The course, completely free, is composed by: a face to face kick-off event of two days; at least 6 on-distance modules, delivered via e-learning; 1 project work module on-distance; a final one-on-one discussion with a tutor.
AGENDA DAY 1
|09.15||Registration of participants|
|09.25||Welcome and short introduction of the host organisation (by Mr Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director)|
|09.35||Introduction to the course|
|10.00||Design Driven Innovation|
|11.30||Teamwork Design Driven Innovation|
|13.30||Strategic Design for SMEs|
|15.00||Teamwork Strategic Design for SMEs|
|16.00||Questions & Answers|
AGENDA DAY 2
|09.30||Customer centered design|
|11.15||Design case studies|
|13.30||Success stories + teamwork|
|15.30||Demo of the on-line platform|
|16.15||Planning of next steps and closure|