European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Fostering radical innovation towards energy excellence


Allgemeine Information

Datum: 09. – 09.02.2009
Ort: Brüssel (Belgien), Steiermark
Adresse: Committee of the Regions, 99-101 Rue Belliard , Brüssel (Belgien)

ECO WORLD STYRIA organisiert am 9. Februar 2009 gemeinsam mit der Technischen Universität Graz im Zuge der EUSEW European Union Sustainable Energy Week die Veranstaltung „European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Fostering radical innovation towards energy excellence“. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an alle , die am Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) interessiert sind. Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer Sprache stattfinden.

Die Beschreibung:

The concept of the EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology integrates the most important European institutions and actors of the „Knowledge Triangle“ innovation, research, higher education. The EIT aims at increasing the innovation capacity of the Member States, the headquarter is located in Budapest.

For 2009 there is a call on thematic « Knowledge and Innovation Communities » to be expected. The Graz University of Technology will propose an excellent community for energy called EIT ENERGY KIC, that fosters partnerships between universities, companies, and institutions in order to bring together the „best brains“.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to get to know the EIT itself, the EIT ENERGY KIC program and the ways for cooperation. The interactive part of this meeting will still provide you with the chance to contribute with your ideas and proposals. And, last not least, you will meet and learn to know many people involved in this future program as well as policy and decision makers.

Programme of the day:
From 12.45 to 14.15 – Warmup and get together: Lunch

From 14.30 to 14.50 – Welcome and greeting words (political backing incl. challengens to be met)
Manfred Wegscheider, Minister for Renewable Energy
Johann Seitinger, Minister for Sustainability

From 14.50 to 15.10 – Status Quo in the implementation fo the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology)
Members of the EIT Board, t.b.d.

From 15.10 to 15.20 – European Challenges, trends and breaking innovations in climate change and renewable energy to meet the targets

From 15.20 to 15.45 – EIT Energy KIC Outline
Graz University of Technology

From 15.45 to 16.00 – Introduction, aim and procedure of the knowledge management tool World Cafè.

From 16.00 to 17.15 – Start of the World Cafè (details t.b.d.)
Same Time: Coffee Break

From 17.15 to 17.30 – Summary and conclusions

From 17.30 onwards – Networking cocktail

Nähere Informationen zur Veranstaltung und der Anmeldung gibt Ihnen gerne Herr Anton Schuller von ECO WORLD STYRIA unter Tel. +43 316 407744 oder


Reininghausstrasse 13
8020 Graz

Tel.: +43 316/407744
Fax: +43 316/407744-4

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