The European Institute of Innovation and Technology has published a report on the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) activities for the years 2019-2020. This report gives a snapshot of the progress of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme and its achievements since its induction in 2014 with a special focus on the main programmes and services provided by the EIT Innovation Communities in 2019 and 2020, such as business support services to increase the number and business maturity of start-ups coming from EIT RIS countries, as well as education and innovation activities that have helped create the next generation of innovators.
The EIT RIS is designed for EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated countries that are moderate and modest innovators. Moreover, it addresses the countries which have limited or no participation in the activities of the EIT Community. Through cooperating with local players and facilitating access to business creation services, the EIT RIS is helping to bring innovation to all corners of Europe.