EIT Digital 2022: join us in boosting entrepreneurship and education for a strong digital Europe

EIT Digital is launching today the construction of the 'EIT Digital 2022' activities and accepts submissions until May 12, 2021.

EIT Digital 2022 is aimed at entrepreneurial minds planning to launch or boost a deep tech venture and product (Innovation Factory), or to deliver entrepreneurial digital tech education programmes (Entrepreneurial Academy).

The EIT Digital work programme 2022 is guided by the EIT Digital Strategic Innovation Agenda 2020-2022, which identifies the five focus areas of our strategy: Digital Tech, Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Finance. We consider these to be key areas to support for a strong digital Europe.

Proposals can be submitted from April 6 until May 12, 2021. The selection will be finalised by the end of June 2021. Activities are expected to start on January 1, 2022.

The EIT Digital Innovation Factory supports pan-European teams from education, research and business organisations. With our support, selected activities will be embedded in our European ecosystem and receive a financial co-investment to launch or boost their digital deep tech venture and products.

The EIT Digital Entrepreneurial Academy provides support for the implementation of programmes and courses with business development-oriented components. We are looking forward to receiving proposals for our Master School, Professional School and Summer School.

EIT Digital CEO Willem Jonker states: "The EIT Digital ecosystem is extremely well positioned to contribute to the European Digital Decade. Join us to build European digital solutions with global impact. Join us in the delivery of entrepreneurial education programs that bring Europe digital talents and skills. In short, join us to build a strong digital Europe."

EIT Digital has currently over 300 partners from business & industry, research and academia, investment, and the public sector. To date, it has supported over 370 startups and scaleups that have raised over €1 billion, and enrolled 3,000 entrepreneurial students.

Engage in the largest European digital innovation and education ecosystem. Contribute to 'EIT Digital 2022'. Learn more at eitdigital.eu/eitdigital2022.

About EIT Digital 

We believe in making and shaping a competitive digital Europe that is inclusive, fair and sustainable and aim at global impact through European innovation fuelled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology.  

We embody the future of innovation by mobilizing a pan-European multi-stakeholder open-innovation ecosystem of top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and investors address the technology, talent, skills, business and capital needs of digital entrepreneurship.  

We build the next generation of digital ventures, digital products and services, and breed digital entrepreneurial talent, helping business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.  

EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital is co-funded by the European Union. 

For more information, visit www.eitdigital.eu.  

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