COST and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology want their grantees in less innovative regions to benefit from a wider range of support
The researcher networking association, COST and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), are teaming up to provide training and funding services to innovators in central and eastern Europe.
The idea is to help innovators take advantage of the services the two Horizon Europe-funded institutions have to offer, providing fuller support for turning ideas into businesses.
“The whole idea behind this memorandum of understanding is to be more structured and a bit more pragmatic,” said Ronald de Bruin, director of COST. “We’re not making a declaration that we will solve the widening gap, but give it a bit more focus.”