Europe’s largest digital innovation organisation signs new seven-year agreement with EIT
Willem Jonker, EIT Digital CEO and Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director have signed a new Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA); the basis for collaboration between the two organisations for the next seven years (2016-2022). This long-term commitment will enable EIT Digital to continue its work to bring disruptive technology to market, to address skills gaps in the job market and to encourage a new entrepreneurial approach to education.
EIT Digital CEO, Willem Jonker stressed the importance of the relationship between EIT and EIT Digital in order to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurial education in Europe, especially in the digital domain;
“Since 2010, EIT and EIT Digital have worked closely together and have achieved impressive results that form a solid basis for the future. The signing of this new Framework Partnership Agreement is a recognition of our achievements and a mutual commitment to actively drive forward the digital innovation agenda in Europe.”
“Our ambition is to develop EIT Digital into a sustainable digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation through the provision of our unique education programmes and the return on investment from technologies and service being developed and brought to market through our innovation activities.”
Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director commented:
“The EIT’s new Framework Partnership Agreement with our innovation communities creates a stable framework to boost European innovation and entrepreneurship in the coming years. The digital agenda offers huge disruptive innovation potential as it continues to reshape the way we all live and work. EIT Digital can make key contributions to Europe to remain competitive globally, both in business, education and research. It can help ensure that European citizens can benefit from digitisation while important issues such as privacy and security are addressed. We look forward to continuing our support for EIT Digital’s important role in seizing the opportunities presented by this dynamic sector in terms of economic growth and job creation.”