The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has set up a Silicon Valley hub to connect the continent’s innovators with opportunities in America.

Based in San Francisco, it will support Europe’s game changers win American customers, investors and partners.

“To strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and to tackle the most pressing global challenges facing our society through innovation, we have to connect globally. This EIT Hub will further strengthen Europe’s innovation ecosystem and act as a bridge between Europe and the Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs, innovators and students,” said Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director.