EU Collaborations

EIT Digital is at the centre of digital in the EU and works with other EU organisations, such as the European Innovation Council, the European Central Bank and the European Investment Fund. We are a successful facilitator of numerous EU- and nationally funded projects, covering amongst others programmes such as Horizon Europe, the Digital Europe Programme, or InvestEU​. EIT Digital is also acknowledged as the European Commission’s preferred partner for EU activities in digital.

Contact us to partner up and jointly apply for EU-funded projects! We facilitate collaboration with key players in our pan-European ecosystem, connect you with a large pool of organisations working on EU projects, support you with more than 7 years experience in securing EU funds, help you to draft proposals, and can serve as coordinator of the projects.

SPECTRO - SPecialised Education programmes in CybersecuriTy and RObotics

Starting year: September 2023 - Ending year: December 2025

SPecialised Education programmes in CybersecuriTy and Robotics (SPECTRO) will focus on the design and delivery of two double-degree master’s programmes (ISCED Level 7, 120 ECTS) in two key digital technology areas for the future of Europe: Cybersecurity and Robotics.

  • Framework Programme: Digital Europe
  • EIT Digital role: Project coordinator, WP lead, Task lead
  • Status: On-going
  • Website | EC Portal

SME4DD - Training SMEs for the Digital Decade

Starting year: January 2023 - Ending year: December 2025

Training SMEs for the Digital Decade (SME4DD) will deliver short-term training programmes in three strategic digital technologies for Europe: 1) Artificial Intelligence, 2) Blockchain, 3) Cybersecurity. The short-term training programmes will be designed based on the needs of companies - especially SMEs - and will increase the number of men and women able to design, develop and deploy digital solutions in the economy and across sectors.

  • Framework Programme: Digital Europe
  • EIT Digital role: Project coordinator, WP lead, Task lead
  • Status: On-going
  • WebsiteEC Portal

AI4Europe - An AI On-demand Platform to Support Research Excellence in Europe

Starting year: July 2022 - Ending year: December 2025

The EU is advancing its efforts to establish an AI ecosystem of excellence. One pillar of this strategy is the creation of an AI on-demand repository of experts, tools, and services that are supported by a set of distributed platforms. These platforms shall serve as a resource for the research community to support the European AI model based on the principles of Trustworthy AI.

CONCORDIA - Cyber security cOmpeteNCe fOr Research anD InnovAtion

Starting year: January 2019 - Ending year: March 2023

It is in the EU's strategic interest to develop and hold on to its security capacities. This, however, is challenging as its cybersecurity competences are spread across Europe with little alignment. CONCORDIA, an EU-funded multi-disciplinary research and innovation project, has set out to address this current fragmentation and further enhance the EU's digital sovereignty. The project aims to interconnect all of Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities into a network of expertise to help build a secure, trusted, resilient and competitive ecosystem. Moreover, it will develop the EU Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Roadmap.

  • Framework Programme: H2020
  • EIT Digital role: Task lead, WP lead, Member of the project Management Board
  • Status: Ended
  • Website | EC Portal


QU4LITY - Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing

Starting year: January 2019 - Ending year: July 2022

Qu4lity is the biggest European project dedicated to Autonomous Qu4lity (AQ) and Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) in the Industry 4.0. Qu4lity will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardised, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 14 pilot lines. Qu4lity will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages through an orchestrated open platform ecosystem.

AI4EU - A European AI On Demand Platform and Ecosystem

Starting year: January 2019 - Ending year: December 2021

The European AI-on-demand (AIOD) platform seeks to bring together the AI community while promoting European values. The platform is a facilitator of knowledge transfer from research to multiple business domains. The platform serves as a catalyst to aid AI-based innovation, resulting in new products, services, and solutions to benefit European industry, commerce, and society. By bringing people together, the community resource seeks to address the fragmentation of the European AI landscape and facilitate technology transfer from research to business.

MIDIH - Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs

Starting year: October 2017 - Ending year: September 2020

Funded by Horizon 2020 within the Factories of Future cPPP and I4MS programmes, MIDIH aims to support and link national and local initiatives for the digitisation of manufacturing industry, to boost investment and collaborations through strategic partnership and networking. The initiative aims to encourage innovation partnerships between solution providers and industrie, as well as bring Europe to the forefront of the Industry 4.0 market by 2023.

BDVe - Big Data Value Ecosystem

Starting year: January 2017 - Ending year: December 2020

Effectively combining in a consortium Large Enterprises, SMEs and Academia the Big Data Value eCosystem Project (BDVe) provides coordination and support for the current and future H2020 projects within the Big Data Value Public-Private Partnership. By joining resources and assets, the cooperation will target the crucial aspects that will enable the creation of a strong European Big Data Economy: technology-driven Innovation around Big Data technologies and applications; Entrepreneurial Education for the new talents and skills Big Data economy requires; the creation of an innovation ecosystem for the European Big Data economy to flourish within.

SoftFIRE - Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization Testbed within FIRE+

Starting year: February 2016 - Ending year: April 2018

Led by EIT Digital, partners Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Reply, TU Berlin, TIM and the University of Surrey will work together to test and show how these approaches can be used to cope with the increasing demand of pervasive broadband network and push the boundaries of Software Defined Networks (SDNs) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) toward the next generation 5G networks. Software Defined Networks are an important enabler of 5G as they, first, allow developers to use varied resources to realise the right communication system for targeted services, second, allow developer to do so working at the edge.

I3H - EIT ICT Labs Incubating Internet Innovation Hubs

Starting year: July 2014 - Ending year: December 2016

The objective of the "Incubating Internet Innovation Hubs" (I3H) project is to contribute to the sustainability of FI PPP/FIWARE by creating a European network of Internet Innovation Hubs (IIH), regional or thematic clusters that bring together web entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, students, academia, industry, and public sector innovators to speed up the transformation of FIWARE results to services and applications addressing the needs of European citizens, companies, and society. For the initiative our starting point is the initial network of EIT ICT Labs hubs in Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Madrid, Paris and Trento, the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on information society of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

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