A deep dive into EIT InnoEnergy's highlights and successes of 2021, including the impact created with our trusted ecosystem and how we are delivering on the decarbonisation agenda.
As EIT InnoEnergy entered into its eleventh year in 2021, Coronavirus continued to influence everything, as it had in 2020. We kept acting swiftly and efficiently in response to the pandemic, especially in ensuring our stakeholders were supported, negative impact was minimised and continuity secured. Supporting our Master School students, start-ups, partners, and staff once again became a key priority during the year. The resilience of everyone demonstrated what can be achieved with a common goal in mind.
Despite the pandemic, EIT InnoEnergy continued to deploy its strategy, which includes playing a leading role in the EU industrial value chains such as the European Battery Alliance-EBA (i.e. launch of the EBA Academy to reskill and retrain a work force of 800,000 by 2025 to support the impressive electrification agenda), the European Green Hydrogen Accelerator Center EGHAC (i.e. launch of the H2 Green Steel industrial project to build the world’s first large-scale, fossil-free steel plant in north Sweden, using green hydrogen produced from renewable power), and the European Solar Initiative-ESI (i.e. to re-shore the PV value chain to Europe, from ingots wafers cells and modules to recycling). By 2025 these three industrial value chains have the potential to create €400 billion of new GDP and north of four million new added value jobs.