The EIT Alumni Community is an interdisciplinary and multicultural network of networks gathering graduates and alumni from EIT's education, business creation and/or innovation programs, regardless of what Innovation Community they belong to, what area they specialise in, or what part of the world they live in.
Inspire and facilitate interdisciplinary and multicultural collaboration as well as skill and knowledge transfer to boost entrepreneurial action and career development, and amplify the impact of our innovation activities to tackle major societal challenges.
To be a renowned community of interdisciplinary entrepreneurs and innovators who are actively collaborating to create positive impact to global challenges.
Transparent, Collaborative, Sustainable, Social, Sharing, and Diverse.
By Alumni, For Alumni
Graduates from the Innovation Communities’ entrepreneurial education, business acceleration and/or innovation programmes benefit from being part of a growing EIT Alumni Community. This Community brings together entrepreneurs and innovation enthusiasts who share a common vision for creating positive societal impact through innovation and entrepreneurship. The EIT Alumni Community is an interdisciplinary and multicultural network of networks bringing together professionals from different countries and sectors.
The EIT Alumni Board, made up of representatives of the five current individual Alumni Communities of the EIT’s Innovation Communities, is responsible for the strategic development of the EIT Alumni Community, to further develop it, and to encourage an active exchange between members. In its work, the EIT Alumni Board ensures complementarity and alignment with KIC Alumni Associations and the EIT`s strategies and activities.
To find out more about the EIT Alumni's activities, results, and impact over the course of a year, check out the latest EIT Alumni Impact Report below.
EIT Alumni members undertake EIT entrepreneurial education and business acceleration programmes, helping them develop key competencies in entrepreneurship, innovation and creative thinking. Graduates of EIT-labelled programmes have shown an affinity to staying in connection with their like-minded and industrious peers.
Prior to the conception of the EIT Alumni, the EIT's Innovation Communities developed individual Alumni Associations, creating a strong network of students within their own thematic areas and offering occasional, unstructured opportuities for collaboration between them. In 2013, the first official cross-KIC alumni event took place in which over 150 EIT-labelled students and alumni took part in the first CONNECT event. The community continued to develop and grow over the next few years.
In early 2016, the Alumni Community was strengthened by the election and creation of an EIT Alumni Board. Their mandate is to steer the community in the right direction and foster increased collaboration between the EIT Innovation Communities (KICs).
The EIT Alumni will become a leading educational, business and networking society.
The Board of the EIT Alumni is made up of members representing the five existing EIT Alumni Communities, namely: EIT Digital Alumni, EIT Climate-KIC Alumni, EIT InnoEnergy CommUnity, EIT Health Alumni, EIT RawMaterials Alumni and two addtional members.
- EIT Health Alumni Representative, EIT Alumni Interim President - Miguel Amador
- EIT Digital Alumni Representative,EIT Alumni Vice-President - Jeroen van Lent
- CommUnity by EIT InnoEnergy Representative - Noran Kamal
- EIT Climate-KIC Alumni Representative -Ilona Puskas
- EIT RawMaterials Alumni Representative - Ali Hassan
- External EIT Alumni Board Member - Peter Olesen
- EIT Representative - Urszula Bogatyńska
In the near future, the alumni community of EIT Food will also appoint a member to represent them as part of the EIT Alumni.
As the governing body, the Boards duties are to drive the setup of operational activities and to develop and execute key strategic areas.