Innovation & Entrepreneurship
EIT Digital seeks to generate significant innovations from top European research results. Our objective is incubation, market uptake and rapid growth of these innovations.
As such, we focus our investments on a limited number of innovation areas that we have selected with respect to European relevance and leadership potential - the Innovation Action Lines. We currently have five action lines: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Each Innovation Action Line is a portfolio of activities: on the one hand, open innovation activities carried out by the EIT Digital Partners, and on the other hand, fast-growing technology startups that are ready to scale commercially. These entrepreneurial projects are grounded in game-changing research results, high-profile technologies and disruptive business strategies.
Once the activities are selected, the EIT Digital Accelerator steps in to fully manage the innovation and entrepreneurship funnel, supporting the growth of the activities so that they become successful European products, services or ventures. In addition to coaching the business, the Accelerator helps them with pan-European Access-to-Market (customer acquisition) and Access-to-Finance (fundraising). Click here to learn more about our offer for scaleups.
Innovation Action Lines
Digital IndustryThe Digital Industry Action Line covers the seamless process from production to retail and the related supporting functions such as logistics and consumer engagement...
Digital CitiesThe Digital Cities Action Line leverages the digital transformation of the cities through centralised, participative and collaborative interactions between city actors: government, city service providers, industry, and citizens...
Digital WellbeingSlowing down the growth of healthcare expenses while maintaining the quality of life during the working life and at higher age is the focus of the Digital Wellbeing Action Line, through prevention of and coping with mental and physical conditions...
Digital InfrastructureThe Digital Infrastructure Action Line is the core enabler of the digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive and intelligent communications and computation facilities...
Digital FinanceEIT Digital set up the Digital Finance Action Line in 2018 to support the creation of innovative tools and services to help the finance industry adapt to the challenges it currently faces. Robust yet agile and tailored financial services are essential for our economies, citizens and enterprises.