2018 marked the third year of an EIT Alumni Community guided by the EIT Alumni Board. It has been a period of growth and stability for our Community, as our President, Falko Döring, reaches the end of his 2nd year on the Board.
The inclusion of dedicated Cross-Community managers to the boards of the individual Alumni has greatly enhanced the stabilisation process as one representative per community can focus solely on strengthening the bridges between networks.
Our President was invited to speak at the European Youth Event at the European Parliament in June, Swati Pandey, an alumna of EIT Climate-KIC was called upon to sit on the opening panel discussion at INNOVEIT 2018 alongside EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport – Tibor Navracsics, and we are proud to have supported the first Women@EIT leadership Intensive, an initiative that aims at the increased participation of women in entrepreneurial activities across Europe.
A few milestones of 2018:
- We successfully piloted new partner-based, challenge-solving EIT Alumni Start-up Days in March and May.
- We welcomed EIT RawMaterials Alumni into our Community and onto our Board in June.
- Our network expanded to over 5 000 members in September.
- We organised their annual event – EIT Alumni CONNECT – independently from the EIT’s INNOVEIT in October.
Want to know more about the activities, results, and impact of the EIT Alumni in 2018? Read the Impact Report here.
You can also browse through this handy flip book below: