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The EIT and its communities offer different services to drive and develop business from an innovative idea. The Innovation communities are responsible for providing the necessary tools to create a strong network of contacts and have the economic resources to turn the idea into reality.

The different KICs have the following tools to achieve the successful development of new companies:

  • Resources for the creation and expansion of companies
  • Knowledge and training
  • Funding
  • Networking

They support the life cycle of start-ups through the acceleration, incubation and escalation phases and through their own investment tool.

The UPC, as an associate member of four EIT Innovation Communities, carries out the role of intermediary between new ideas with business opportunity and the EIT network.

Thanks to the European network of industry experts, companies and researchers the UPC and the EIT can:

  • Find complementary partners to support the development of new products.
  • Provide expertise in managing complex projects and intellectual property.
  • Identify the needs of the market, the initial clients and the first to adopt innovative products.
  • Provide marketing and sales knowledge to challenge and improve the return of wedding solutions.
  • Shorten the marketing tems of new products and services.
  • Convert prototypes into commercial products in 5 years.
  • Reduce the financial risks associated with the completion of prototypes and their introduction to the market.