The signatures took place at the EIT Headquarters in Budapest with all parties present.
“This agreement settles a 7-year partnership between EIT and EIT ICT Labs. Together we will devote our energy to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe”, says Prof. Willem Jonker, CEO EIT ICT Labs. “We, at EIT ICT Labs are proud to have signed an agreement with the EIT, thus laying the foundation for a significant change in the ICT landscape in Europe.”
“This is an important day for the EIT and EIT ICT Labs” says Dr. Ronald de Bruin, EIT acting Director. “The FPA agreement is the first of its kind in Europe and we look forward to working together with EIT ICT Labs and all of its partners over the upcoming years. I trust that EIT ICT labs, gathering many partners from industry, research and academia will contribute to an ICT innovation boost in Europe.”