EIT Innovation Day @ NTNU

20th November 2019 - Scandic Hotel Lerkendal, Trondheim

EIT Innovation Day @ NTNU

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  20th November 2019 |    09:00 - 15:30  |    Scandic Hotel Lerkendal 

Are you working on an innovative R&D project and need funding? 
Are you considering establishing a startup and wanting to attract investors? 
Are you looking to upgrade your knowledge on renewable energy, climate change or the use of new materials for a sustainable future? 

We invite all curious researchers, students, startups and business partners to learn more about new opportunities from the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT). 

You will get the chance learn more about the opportunities from the following networks:

Representatives from all three networks will be present and ready to meet and discuss new opportunities with you.

You will also be encouraged to share your knowledge and get creative with other brilliant minds in our idea workshop after lunch. 

What we offer

NTNU is currently member of three EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) and we invite you to explore the opportunities within these networks. The EIT communities offers funding for project development, proof of concept and business development in early stages. 

There is also a great selection of education programs and single courses offered by different universities within the networks. 



Part 1: The thematic overview

09:00 - 09:15: Opening address by Toril Hernes, Pro-Rector Innovation NTNU
09:15 - 10:00: What type of ideas we are looking for

EIT RawMaterials:
- Raw materials and circular societies
- Sustainable materials for future mobility
- Sustainable discovery and supply

EIT InnoEnergy:
- Energy Storage
- Smart and Efficient Buildings and Cities
- Renewable Energies
- Smart Electric Grid

EIT Climate-KIC:
- Urban transitions
- Sustainable productions systems
- Sustainable land use
- Decision metrics and finance

Part 2: EIT Toolkit - a short overview of the different funding schemes

10:00 - 11:00: Coffee and information stands

Part 3: Making innovation happen

11:00 - 13:00: Get a head start!

Did you know that some EiT offerings are considered a gateway to further funding from other R&D programs? 

In this session we aim to provide you with a head start on developing your next funding application. At this workshop you will meet new people and discuss how your ideas could be developed into a proposal for attracting funding or partners through the EIT toolkit. 

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

Part 4: 10 Pitches

14:00 - 15:00: Learn more from funded projects and startups
15:00 - 15:30: Wrap up - Recommendations, useful tips and next steps

About the European Institute of Innovation and Technology 

The EIT is Europe’s, if not the worlds, largest innovation network. The EiT communities are based on developing partnerships that bring together universities, research institutes, businesses, policy makers and investors. 


About the event

About the event

The EIT Innovation Day @ NTNU was arranged the 20th November 2019 in Trondheim.

The Innovation Day was organised by the innovation community coordinators at NTNU.

Contributors: EIT RawMaterials, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Climate-KIC and EU.

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EIT RawMaterials


EIT InnoEnergy


EIT Cimate-KIC

Make innovation happen

Making innovation happen