EIT Community Info Day

Come and discover the opportunities within the EIT Community

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and its 9 innovation communities, have organized the EIT Community Info Day, an excellent opportunity for those looking to broaden their horizons, and make new connections within our European community. Join us on September 7th in BAT Tower, Bilbao (Spain) and discover the different opportunities available in Spain and, in particular, in the Basque Country

Throughout the day, key agents from the innovation sector will share their knowledge and experience, providing practical information on the different opportunities and live projects in each EIT community dedicated to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Here is the full agenda:

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Note – Begoña Pérez Villarreal, Director EIT Food South
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Opening key note speech – Guglielmo di Cola, European Commission, DG EAC
  • 10:00 – 10:30 The role of European Cities in Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Key Note – Xabier Otxandiano, Councilor for Economic Development, Commerce and Employment in the Bilbao City Council
  • 10.30 – 11:00 EIT Vision and Mission and Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Teresa Thiebaut – EIT Innovation Project Officer
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Presentation of Basque Country Innovation Opportunities Landscape Leire Bilbao – Innobasque General Director (Basque Innovation Agency)
  • 11.15 – 11:30 EIT Jumpstarter story – Piotr Boulange, EIT Health
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 – 13:30 EIT Community Info Day – Opportunities for local talents and organizations
  • 13:30 – 14:00 The value of intellectual protection – presentation of EUIPO (Online)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Joint Networking Lunch

If you are a company, startup or active entity in the innovation ecosystem in any of its sectors, you cannot miss this event.

Registrations are open here!