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Education & Training

One of the main added values of the EIT's unique innovation model is to integrate the education dimension into the innovation web as it has often been absent from the more traditional research-business partnerships.

With this perspective, the EIT Innovation Communities have developed their own education programmes which have as their main focus the delivery of entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and are adapted to the needs of the European innovation system.

The Polytechnic University of Catalonia, as a partner of some KICs promotes:

  • A new thematic approach to the future.
  • Student mobility, thanks to InnoEnergy's dual degree programmes.
  • A high level of cooperation with other European universities.
  • Dynamism thanks to the breadth and diversity of students from multiple backgrounds and different disciplines.

As a university of international excellence and collaborator of the EIT, the UPC meets the following specific quality criteria that make it worthy of the EIT label.

  • Robust entrepreneurship education.
  • Highly integrated, innovative learning-by-doing currícula.
  • International and cross-organisational mobility, the European Dimension and openess to the world.
  • Access policy and joint outreach strategy.

The programs offered by the University with the EIT label ensure that students demonstrate their skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Leadership

The UPC, as a partner of the EIT, focuses on the development of innovative curricula that provide students, entrepreneurs and business innovators with the knowledge needed for a knowledge society and entrepreneurship. These programmes are based on collaboration between different universities, companies and research centres across Europe that work closely together and offer double degrees, international and cross-sectorial mobility experiences, as well as applied innovation and entrepreneurship education.

Furthermore, the EIT supports the creation of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and promotes a real change of mindset towards an entrepreneurial culture and attitude. By investing in the EIT, Europe invests in the talent of tomorrow who will not only create new start-ups and scale existing ventures but also contribute to innovation in existing companies, thus becoming a source for growth and jobs in Europe.




The EIT Label is a quality seal awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational programme that has been assessed positively by the EIT on the implementation the EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (EIT QALE) system and the application of specific quality criteria with focus on the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs), robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning‐by‐doing’ curricula, international mobility and outreach.