Opening of the EIT House

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the supporting body of InnoEnergy, now has a permanent presence in in the heart of Europe- in Brussels on Rue Guimard.

The EIT House was opened yesterday, 26 September 2017, and was attended by high profile individuals including: Commissioner Navracsics, MEP Henna Virkkunen, MEP Lambert van Nistolerooij, and Director General EAC Martine Reicherts.

According to the EIT, the space will be “Serving two purposes, to increase awareness of the EIT among its stakeholders, and provide a space for members of the EIT Community to network and interact.”

Welcoming the guests to the opening ceremony, EIT Governing Board Chairman, Peter Olesen, said: ‘We need to be bolder in bringing our successes to everyone’s attention. We’ve recently seen EIT Community supported ventures featured in the New York Times and CNN, among others, and we must continue that level of visibility. I believe the EIT House will provide the EIT Community with a huge boost and help to make our ambitions a reality.’

InnoEnergy start-up Skeleton was also present at the event where it was able to showcase their work and make connections with European Union Commissioners.

Check out the EIT website and our Twitter page for more information.

 

Photos above are courtesy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology