The Lodz University of Technology has joined the international community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in the Health Pillar (EIT Health) and Food (EIT Food).

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The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is an independent body of the European Commission within the structure of the Horizon Europe program (Pillar III), created to strengthen innovation in key areas of the European Union's development.

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EIT Health was established in 2015 as the 'Knowledge and Innovation Community' (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is made up of different communities, each focusing on a different sector or area of innovation - in our case it is health and aging. The idea behind the EIT communities is that innovation works best when the relevant organizations work together to share expertise in the area of the so-called "knowledge triangle". It is the principle according to which experts from business, research and education work together to create an optimal environment for the development of innovation.

The implementation of the "knowledge triangle" theory requires a cooperative approach. That's why we at EIT Health work internationally with leading organizations (over 200 partners) and thousands of start-ups and entrepreneurs, bringing together the brightest minds to respond to some of the biggest health challenges Europe is facing.

Through this unique collaborative approach, we enable networks of innovators to overcome barriers, challenge conventions and take action to make innovative products and services available to those who need them most. EIT Health provides the opportunity and support in the process of creating international innovative, educational and acceleration projects.

We encourage you to follow the information published on the website regarding the possibilities of supporting scientific research, acceleration of business solutions and education for students and scientists.

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Lodz University of Technology in June 2023 signed the documents confirming its membership in the new structures of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in the area of EIT Food as Delivery Partner. The main mission is to support Europeans in the transition to a sustainable food system with active public participation, as well as to foster food entrepreneurship and innovation by developing solutions for healthier eating.

Thanks to the implementation of Interdisciplinary HEI Entrepreneurship Fostering Program (InterHEI) Lodz University of Technology joined the next initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in the field of food – EIT Food, which aims at the creation of global sustainable food system by fostering innovation, supporting entrepreneurship and social engagement. This is a great achievement as well as prestigious award in the international area, increasing the innovative approach of the Lodz University of Technology.

The activities within the cooperation of pan-European partnerships from so-called knowledge triangle, so education, research and business forming Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), support development and innovation of global challenges related to the climate change, sustainable energy, health and aforementioned food.

Lodz University of Technology will implement projects increasing knowledge and promotion of innovative solutions within the scope of food. Also, the idea is to enhance entrepreneurship among students, engage local community, and as a result create new products and deliver services contributing to the sustainable food system.

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