Do you know that EIT is Europe’s largest innovation network?

EIT empowers innovators through its unique ecosystem that brings together business, education and research to find solutions to pressing global challenges. It covers the entire pipeline of innovation activities to help the transition from student to entrepreneur, from idea to product and from lab to customer. The EIT’s Innovation Communities work in areas that make the difference to this planet, the EU and its citizens: from climate, digitisation, renewable energies to health, raw materials and food with manufacturing and mobility in the making. Already today the EIT delivers on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a very tangible way.


Welcome to the EIT Festival to discover EIT Innovation Communities in Finland!

Through the showcases and success stories from three sectors (EIT Digital, EIT Food and EIT RawMaterials), the festival aims to highlight how the EIT delivers innovation and impacts with its “Knowledge Triangle Integration” (Education, Research, Industry).

You will have the opportunity to learn on how you or your organization can benefit from EIT’s various support programs and to network with the EIT Community partners for future collaboration.

In partnership with Aalto University, the EIT Festival day will also put the spotlight on the renewed vibrant Aalto Campus in Otaniemi where the main event will take place. Various partners and collaborators of the EIT Community in Finland will hold stands and exhibition at the Science & Innovation Exhibition space.

Attendees will be also offered the possibility to use the Match-Making Platform of Eit RawMaterials ( You will need to indicate in your registration form that you are interested to use the match-making platform, to get the invitation to create your profile.

The EIT Festival is organized back-to-back with the Finnish EU- Presidency event gathering officials and stakeholders around Europe.


Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – Download the full programme here

09:00 - 16:30

Research & Innovation for a Sustainable Future


  • Keynote speakers
  • EIT Project Success Stories
  • RawMaterials University Day
  • Open Science and Innovation Stage
  • EIT Startup pitches
  • Materials Matter Exhibition (Aalto Materials Platform)
  • EIT Partner Presentations/Booths
  • FoodUnfolded - EIT Food Public Engagement Booth

09:00 - 11:30

Digitally Circular

Seminar Pre-registration required

  • Annika Hedberg, European Policy Centre
  • Malahat Ghoreishi, LUT
  • Mika Kierikka, SWECO

09:00 - 11:00

Board Game Brunch

Eat, Play & Learn Pre-registration is required
  • Learn to Innovate on Circular Economy
  • Facilitated by JA Finland

09:00 - 15:30

Education for a Sustainable Future - Hands-on Experience

  • Aalto Lab Tour (Aalto Junior)
  • RawMaterials University Day

 Pre-registration required

Upskilling Studio

Seminar Pre-registration required

12:00 - 16:00

EIT Talent Match

Matchmaking Pre-registration required

13:00 - 15:00

Board Game Brunch

Eat, Play & Learn Pre-registration is required
  • Learn to Innovate on Circular Economy
  • Facilitated by JA Finland

13:00 - 16:00

EIT Digital Doctoral School Graduation

Ceremony Pre-registration required

16:30 - 19:00

EIT, Powering Innovation Across Europe

High-level policy dialogue For registration contact:


13:00 - 16:00

EIT Climate-KIC SPARKS Event

Moderated by Johanna Fräki, Innovation Director, Wärtsilä Corporation
Tackling climate change with transformation of marine and energy industry


EIT Community


EIT Digital

EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. Its way of working embodies the future of innovation through a pan-European ecosystem of over 180 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs collaborate in an open innovation setting. This pan-European ecosystem is located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Braga, Budapest, Brussels, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milano, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Stockholm, Trento, and San Francisco.



EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials, established in 2015, aims at developing raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries across the entire raw materials value chain: from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy.


EIT Food

EIT Food

EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. We have a unique network of diverse partners that provide a holistic view of the food value chain, including key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from across Europe, all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial food sector. EIT Food collaborates closely with consumers to develop new knowledge and technology-based products and services that will ultimately deliver a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for all European citizens.