Commissioner Navracsics at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology annual forum in Budapest

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, is in Budapest today to give the introductory speech at INNOVEIT 2019, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) annual innovation forum. He will also attend the EIT Awards ceremony where he will present the EIT PUBLIC Award following a vote by the public and participants present at the forum. This is one of five prizes to be awarded that recognise successful entrepreneurs and innovators who have graduated from an EIT-labelled education programme or benefitted from support through the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The other awards are the EIT CHANGE Award, the EIT Innovators Award, the EIT Venture Award and the EIT Woman Award. The EIT’s KICs create networks of businesses, education institutions and research institutes that offer innovators targeted support, legal advice, training and coaching or office space to help them bring their ideas to the market and turn them into successful ventures.The innovations presented by this year’s award nominees include wave energy converter technology, food waste management solutions for commercial kitchens and energy-efficient transport networks.