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Top officials explain how researchers can get involved with the EU’s knowledge exchange funder

Since its creation in 2008, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology has been a central cog in the EU’s innovation-driving machinery. It was set up to bring together universities, research centres and companies to develop products and services, a process in which Europe has often lagged behind its global competitors in North America and east Asia.

“Europe has often not been fast enough and that’s, I think, what we want to change,” says EIT director Martin Kern.

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