Our mission is to inspire and facilitate interdisciplinary and multicultural collaboration and knowledge transfer to boost entrepreneurial action and amplify the impact of our innovation activities.
To be a renowned community of interdisciplinary entrepreneurs and innovators who are actively collaborating to create positive impact to global challenges.
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 was to steer the Association in the right direction and foster increased collaboration between the EIT Innovation Communities (KICs).
The EIT Alumni will become a leading non-profit, educational, business and networking society with legal recognition.
Meet our Board
The Board of the EIT Alumni is made up of four members representing the four existing EIT Community Alumni associations, namely: EIT Digital Alumni, Climate-KIC Alumni Association, InnoEnergy CommUnity and EIT Health.
In the near future, the alumni associations of EIT Raw Materials and EIT Food will also appoint a member of their own alumni board 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.
Our community is a collaboration of the four existing alumni asscocations of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities: EIT Digital Alumni, EIT Climate KIC Alumni Association, EIT InnoEnergy Community and EIT Health.
EIT Raw Materials will soon be offering alumni members of their own, and EIT Food, which set up in December 2016 will hopefully produce a fresh crop of alumni members come late-2017.
Please follow the links below to visit each respective KIC Alumni Association and EIT partner, or click the green button below to read more about our partners.
The EIT Alumni hold a number of events each year. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded peers, engage with potential collaborators, develop new skills and share valuable insights and knowledge.
Currently, our annual events include:
The EIT Alumni tries to organise as many opportunities for networking as possible. If you would like to organise an event, or are looking for more information about potential collaboration ativities, please don't hesitate to get in touch!