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EIT Community Education

In collaboration with other EIT KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities)

The EIT Community is driven by a firm dedication to systemic change through education.

The model opens unprecedented opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals working and studying in Europe.

By promoting interactions and alignment between educational activities from different parts of our Community, EIT Community creates cross-cutting opportunities, foster peer learning, and embed learning into every partner interaction. As a result, EIT partners and learners are equipped to innovate solutions to global challenges tackled by European policies, most notably the Green Deal, the New European Innovation Agenda, and efforts to eliminate the gender skills gap.

To maximise the impact of such educational offerings, EIT Community education activities: 

  • Create a sustainable learner lifecycle connecting secondary education to higher education and beyond that imbues the European education ecosystem with innovation and peer learning
  • Offer one-stop shop access to comprehensive education programmes and services from across all the thematic areas of the EIT Community
  • Provide industry, governments, and policymakers with access to deep tech talent, interns and alumni who strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate, undertake research, and its overall global competitiveness
  • Support a fair and gender-equal transition towards a greener Europe, empowering talent to overcome prejudice and bias

HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education

The EIT’s HEI (Higher Education Institutions) Initiative organises annual calls for proposals, inviting European higher education institutions to design institution-wide action plans that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity across all institutional levels. By supporting such activities, this EIT Community initiative will create a systemic impact, empowering HEIs to become regional engines of innovation and foster sustainable growth and jobs across Europe. EIT Food has supported 9 projects comprising 67 different organisations so far.

Eligible participants for the Calls for Proposals encompass higher education institutions, public bodies (local, regional, or national), various types of enterprises, intermediary organizations representing higher education institutions, research institutions, and countries within the Horizon Europe program.

Projects can focus on several themes, including:

  • Fostering institutional engagement and change;
  • Strengthening partnerships between higher education, business and research organisations;
  • Developing innovation and business support services;
  • Enhancing the quality of entrepreneurial education;
  • Creating and disseminating knowledge.

Would you like to learn more about the HEI Initiative? Please visit our website: 

If you have any questions, please send an email to

The Deep Tech Talent Initiative

The Deep Tech Talent Initiative is a pioneering programme led by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) that will skill one million people within deep tech fields over the by the end of 2025.

Impact of Deep Tech on Food and Agriculture sector:

Deep tech innovation is set to revolutionise the food sector industry, offering a myriad of opportunities for sustainable growth, increased efficiency, and enhanced product development. With advancements in areas like precision agriculture, biotechnology, and data analytics, deep tech is poised to optimise the entire food supply chain, from farm to table. This innovation can lead to more precise and eco-friendly farming practices, improved food safety and quality control, and the development of novel, nutrient-rich food products. 

Additionally, deep tech can enhance distribution and logistics processes, reducing food waste and improving traceability. By fostering an environment where technological breakthroughs are embraced and integrated into the food sector, deep tech innovation promises to make food production more resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, and responsive to the evolving demands of consumers.

How can you benefit from it?

The Pledge

DTTI provides courses and funding to enhance deep tech curriculaum. Leveraging the EIT's vast network of over 3,200 partners, the Pledge for Deep Tech Talents unites training providers, companies, higher education institutions, public authorities, and financing partners. To learn more or express your interest, click here.


DTTI training courses provide valuable opportunities for upskilling and reskilling in emerging deep tech domains. Explore our course offerings tailored to your needs and discover the available opportunities. Check out our specialised courses here.

Selected Courses of DTTI

All courses with short info text can be found here:

  1. Bioinformatics: Explore bioinformatics in a 5-day high school course. Solve a mystery case using computational and biological skills. Cover sequence analysis, genomics, and protein structure analysis. Choose a specialisation and discover career opportunities on the final day.
  2. Digital Product Management: Master Digital Product Management through online courses, with live projects and personalized mentoring. Learn the full product cycle, data-driven decisions, and stakeholder management for career growth.
  3. Food Solutions: Join our Food Solutions program to tackle industry challenges and create sustainable food innovations. Collaborate, evaluate markets, design prototypes, and gain entrepreneurial skills.
  4. Ingenjör4.0 - Upskilling For Future: Enhance your manufacturing skills through Ingenjör4.0, an online upskilling program by 13 Swedish Universities.
  5. Manufacturing
  6. Startup Development Technologies: The "Startup Development Technologies" course imparts deep knowledge in creating Deep Tech startups. It covers idea conceptualization, team management, marketing, brand, and financial aspects for successful startups.
  7. WE Lead Food: The WE Lead Programme enhances participants' entrepreneurial and leadership skills in the food industry through interactive sessions, mentoring, and networking, addressing gender disparities and fostering positive change.

EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative Call for Training Proposals

A link to the recently launched Call for Training Proposals for Organisations to collaboratively create new courses, training and skills development programs to train people in deep tech. Proposals should be aimed at developing tertiary training, with audiences including students and faculty at universities, those seeking vocational training, and professionals looking to develop their skills further.  

Through this Call, which will close on June 20th, the Initiative will fund up to 20 projects committed to pioneering the future of deep tech education and skill development across Europe and will distribute a total amount of up to €2 million across the successful proposals.

EIT Youth

EIT Youth, with its Girls Go Circular programme and the Women and Girls in STEM Forum, empowers secondary school students to gain entrepreneurial and digital skills while teaching them about the circular economy and deep tech.

Girls Go Circular

Girls Go Circular is an EU-funded education programme that equips girls aged 14-19 across Europe with digital and entrepreneurial skills through an online learning platform on the circular economy. Girls Go Circular supports closing the gender gap in STEM and ICT by empowering girls to become agents of change in the digital and green transition. Thus, the programme contributes to gender equality policy objectives, specifically the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 (Action 13) and the New European Innovation Agenda.

Would you like to take part in the modules? Please join Circular Learning Space.

Would you like to know more about Girls Go Circular? Visit the website and subscribe to the Girls Go Circular Quarterly Newsletter.

Women and Girls in STEM Forum

Every year, Girls Go Circular organises the Women and Girls in STEM Forum. This annual event has become a platform for leading voices of students, teachers, mentors, policymakers, researchers and industry working towards a truly equal and inclusive future of Europe.

For more information about these initiatives, send an email to 

EIT Alumni

EIT Alumni is an interdisciplinary and multicultural network of change agents who share a vision of a more sustainable Europe. Graduates of all EIT Community activities and programmes work together to develop new innovations and businesses specifically geared towards solving global challenges. 

EIT alumni can:

  • Connect with fellow alumni across Europe and collaborate on exciting projects while gaining access to programmes, events, and resources that spur personal and professional growth
  • Develop leadership and decision-making skills alongside changemakers looking to create a sustainable society for future generations
  • Gain a powerful network of connections across industries and sectors, including mentors, collaborators, and new job opportunities

Every year, our alumni gather at EIT Alumni Connect, a hallmark event that unites EIT alumni, entrepreneurs, and EIT Community representatives to spark creativity and cooperation among an ever-growing network of inspirational individuals.

EIT Campus

EIT Campus is the one-stop shop for all EIT Community courses. This comprehensive online platform brings together a wide variety of programmes from the world of innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies. No matter where you’re from, you’ll be able to access rewarding opportunities to develop personally and professionally. 

Our courses prepare learners to address the critical challenges we now face through a combination of existing technologies and an entrepreneurial approach. Furthermore, EIT Campus provides learners and professionals with opportunities to develop their skills to advance their careers and equip them with the right tools to understand and support the green transition.

As of today, there are 220 courses featured on the platform in the areas of climate, food, urban mobility, raw materials, manufacturing, digital technology, and health. We currently work with more than 200 partners, and we reach approximately 1 700 new users every month. Our community is constantly growing! 

About EIT Community

EIT Food Education also collaborates with other EIT KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) in non-education initiatives.

By leveraging the collective expertise of these KICs, the EIT Community initiatives bring together academia, research, and business to power innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. We believe that together we can foster a competitive, inclusive, and sustainable economy for generations to come.