General Information

EIT Digital was launched in 2010 in order to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. EIT Digital brings together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes  [1] .

The Headquarters are in Brussels with Innovation Hubs in Berlin, Eindhoven, London, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, Budapest and Madrid  [2] .

Areas of focus

There are currently five action lines:

  • Digital Industry: The Digital Industry Action Line covers the seamless process from production to retail and the related supporting functions such as logistics and consumer engagement. The mission of the Action Line is to improve efficiency in production and retail, to better address customer needs, and to help save natural resources in manufacturing and logistics  [3] .
  • Digital Cities: The Digital Cities Action Line leverages the digital transformation of the cities through centralised, participative and collaborative interactions between city actors: government, city service providers, industry, and citizens. This transformation enables the deployment of disruptive information, mobility and safety services in the cities [4] .
  • Digital Wellbeing: The Digital Wellbeing Action Line leverages digital technologies to stay healthy (prevention and early detection) or cope with an existing chronic condition. Both physical and mental wellbeing are considered [5] .
  • Digital Infrastructure: The Digital Infrastructure Action Line is the core enabler of the digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive and intelligent communications and computation facilities. More specifically, it targets in networking: the mobile broadband infrastructure, network softwarisation, and the Internet of Things; in computing: cloud computing, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence; in security: privacy, cyber security, and digital ID management [6] .
  • Digital Finance: EIT Digital set up the Digital Finance Action Line in 2018 to support the creation of innovative tools and services to help the finance industry adapt to the challenges it currently faces [7] . The Digital Finance Action Line focuses on the three most important sectors for the finance industry: the retail banking sector, corporate banking services and the asset/wealth management sector [8] .

Other Informations

Please visit the web page of EIT Digital for more information.