Annual Report 2019
"Deepen and Scale"
Our motto for 2019 was Deepen and Scale - a motto relevant for all aspects of our work. In 2019, our ecosystem grew significantly, not only in numbers but also in locations which increased the scale of our activities and at the same time deepened the connection to our ecosystem.
The EIT Digital 2019 Annual Report, titled "Deepen and Scale", sets out EIT Digital's achievements across our pan-European ecosystem in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurial education in 2019.
European Digital Infrastructure and Data Sovereignty
A Policy Perspective
Recent discussions around 5G and COVID-19 contact tracing amplify the need for European sovereignty when it comes to digital infrastructures and the handling of data. This report provides an overview of policy motivations, trends, instruments and the role of various actors that jointly create the digital reality. With the aim to develop policies that will contribute to a stronger European sovereignty when it comes to digital infrastructures and handling of data, a scenario-based framework representing policy choices is introduced that allows the assessment of these scenarios with respect to policy objectives.
Strategic Innovation Agenda 2020-2022
"For a strong digital Europe"
EIT Digital aims at global impact through European innovation fuelled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology. EIT Digital firmly believes that the future of innovation is ecosystems. EIT Digital supports the members of its pan-European ecosystem to be effective in today’s complex open innovation ecosystems in order to address some of their specific innovation needs related to digital innovation and education. Examples include finding the right partners to bring technology to the market, supporting the scale-up of digital technology ventures, attracting talent and developing their digital knowledge and skills. In order to do so, EIT Digital operates a panEuropean network of 16 innovation centres where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs physically come together to cocreate the digital future.
Digital Transformation of European Industry
A Policy Perspective
Digital innovation and transformation drive what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. This digital transformation of all industry sectors will revolutionise the structure and governance of markets and lead to a significant reconfiguration of work and employment. On the one hand, integrating digital innovations in business strategies is an essential means of creating value. Further, the digital transformation allows deep connection of systems creating seamless digitalised value chains with increased efficiency.
The EIT Digital dissemination policy allows for the sharing of foresighting material with the public, after a grace period of internal use. Below, you will find direct links to reports pertaining to our different Innovation Areas, as well as some more general foresight reports. You may also visit the Innovation Radar section.