Young leaders present innovative solutions for Europe's future at the EIT Foundation Forum

Young leaders present innovative solutions for Europe’s future at the EIT Foundation Forum

Thirty young leaders from the worlds of business, academia and research shared their inspiring ideas with policy-makers and business executives at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Foundation’s Annual Innovation Forum in Brussels today.

The young professionals, entrepreneurs and students presented ideas for business opportunities in areas ranging from healthcare to energy production and market information. The EIT Foundation young leaders’ programme aims to discover a new generation of talented entrepreneurs who can drive the development of sustainable innovation in the EU.

 

The young leaders, who are selected by the EIT Foundation, are following an innovation and entrepreneurship training programme which has included seminars in the UK and Belgium, as well as online sessions, with academic content provided by Imperial College London.

Later this year the Foundation will also launch a programme offering internships within its founding organisations to help young people develop entrepreneurial and innovation skills.

 

The Annual Innovation Forum was opened by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, who is responsible for the EIT.

 

Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-280_en.htm