Progress requires training in emerging areas

"Europe has a great interest in positioning itself not only in the creation of products and solutions but also in terms of training and education", says Roberto Prieto, Chief Education Officer EIT Digital in a video interview with the Spanish magazine Computer World University.

Computer World University signals that there is a global competition seeking to attract the best possible talent, and that talent today require digital skills, knowledge at all levels of information technology and telecommunications. Prieto was interviewed because the European network of top tech universities, is exactly delivering this talent.

The EIT Digital Entrepreneurial Academy, he says, has a unique characteristic because "it combines innovation with education, that is, using existing activities in innovation and connecting them with students."

In addition, Prieto mentions that all the schools within the Academy centre around emerging areas of technology. He means with these the strategic areas of EIT Digital: Digital Cities, Digital Finance, Digital Industry, Digital Tech, and Digital Wellbeing.  A third characteristic that Prieto underscores, is the bridge that EIT Digital creates between the industrial sector and education. This bridge challenges the students to propose solutions to actual business problems.

EIT Digital believes that the combination of these three elements, innovation & entrepreneurship, focus on relevant technologies, and bridging the academic world with the industry, are critical to book progress in Europe to become a leading force in the global digital economy.

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