EIT Manufacturing Hub

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EIT Manufacturing invites organisations to participate in its Call for Proposals 2022  

What we do

EIT Manufacturing is an innovation ecosystem with the mission to bring European manufacturing actors together in order to add unique value to European products, processes, services, and to promote globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. Read more here About Us.  

We solicit activity proposals in the areas of education, innovation, and business creation and will co-invest with the partners to achieve economic value and societal impact.  

Who can participate

We invite organisations that are currently not members of our association to participate in our Call for Proposals. For  more information on how to join, please download the Call for Proposals 2022 Guidelines. Organisations intending to participate in the call must fulfil the following criteria:

  • be able to advance the state of the European manufacturing industry and competencies
  • be eligible for EU funding according to Horizon Europe rules, e.g. incorporated in Europe or associated countries

(Micro SMEs and individuals are not eligible)

How to join

If you want to express your interest to participate, please fill out this form. You will be asked for key information on your organisation, including its general competencies in the manufacturing area and the specific interest in this call. Note: According to our statutes, the lead partner of an Activity must be an existing member of EIT Manufacturing. This means that you will have to become part of a proposal team, including at least one existing EIT Manufacturing member. You can get in contact with our members via the representative provided in our list of current partners. In addition, the information you provided in the form will be published to our existing partners which then can contact you. If a proposal you are involved in will be selected for execution in 2022, you will have to become a member of the EIT Manufacturing association as an “Activity Partner”. This entails paying a membership fee of €10,000 of the funding from EIT Manufacturing. After 2022, you may apply for a permanent membership.  

Key dates

  • Pre-Call: opens March 01, 2021 – closes March 22, 2021, 23:59 CEST
  • Main Call: opens March 25, 2021 – closes May 7, 2021, 23:59 CEST
  • Proposals acceptance decision announced: July 2, 2021
  • Proposal revisions completed: July 23, 2021
  • Start of accepted Activities: Jan 1, 2022


  • EIT Manufacturing Hub is a representative of EIT Manufacturing in EIT RIS countries that is supported by European Institute of Innovation & Technology, and European Union (Horizon Europe)
  • The main purpose of EIT Manufacturing network is to unite EU production in innovation ecosystem that would give to the EU products, processes and services unique value for making more global competitive and sustainable production.
  • EIT emphasizes of three pillars: train/education, innovations, and business.
  • In Slovenia the EIT Manufacturing Hub is located at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Main goals/tasks:
    • create a single point representation of EIT Manufacturing in EIT RIS countries
    • increase engagement and participation of local partners, recruitment of the new members
    • support local innovators
    • raise awareness to and gain support from local/national authorities
    • dissemination activities towards business/industry and academic audience (students and faculty)
    • know-how transfer implementation for the facilitation of the needs of the companies (start-ups, scale-ups, OEMs).
  • Contact person for EIT Manufacturing Hub Slovenia: dr. Franci Pušavec, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva 6, 1000 Ljubljana, phone: +386 1 4771 438, email: franci.pusavec@fs.uni-lj.si
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Publicated: 5 July 2021 New open RIS call Leaders – Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS. Leaders is a competition aiming to support the best women innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs) playing a leading role in developing solutions / initiatives addressing manufacturing-related challenges with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact. The call is open until the 31st of July.

Publicated: 28 May 2021 Call EVO-R open for applications. WHAT IS EVO-R? EVO-R is a competition to attract, select and support small teams/entities coming from EIT RIS eligible countries towards bringing to the European and other world markets small scale manufacturing related solutions that have been already developed with the help of regional/national programmes. The activity will provide financial support to the selected entities, as well as in-kind support. Selected entities are eligible to receive financial support in the form of sub-granting to conduct the following activities (all applicants need to choose at least two (2) out of five (5) activities): - Further develop research results into commercially available small-scale products or services. - Look for/Acquire potential customers in the EU and world markets. (consulting, lead generation services, etc.) - Prepare the market launch of the product/services (legal services, consulting, website development, etc.) - Acquire product/service-related certificates which fosters business development in certain industrial sectors or markets. (ETV certificates, Patent registrations, trademark, ISO, etc.) - Establishment of a company (legal services; establishment costs, accounting, etc.) WHO CAN APPLY? Research teams (individuals), SMEs, start-ups, Universities, Research and technology organizations (RTO), and university-owned research foundations from EIT RIS eligible countries who have already developed a prototype addressing manufacturing-related challenges, with a convincing financial, environmental, and societal impact potential. WHAT'S NEXT? Call Opens20th of May, 2021. Call Closes20th of June, 2021 17:00 CET Selection of the support team: From mid-June till mid July (indicative). Project Development period: From mid-July till the end of 2021 (indicative) AVAILABLE FUNDING Maximum twenty-five (25) selected organizations will receive sub-granting up to EUR 30 000. HOW CAN I APPLY?  Send a complete application via email to ris@eitmanufacturing.eu until June, 20 2021 17:00 (CET). A complete application should consist of (i) a filled out "EVO-R" application template (submits as a PDF document), (ii) a filled-out financial plan and revenue forecast (submit as a Microsoft Excel document) and be sent via email to ris@eitmanufacturing.eu with the subject "EIT Manufacturing EVO-R - [NAME OF PROPOSAL] The total size of all files to be sent in email (filled out application template; financial plan and revenue forecast) shall not exceed twenty megabytes (20MB). You may find the related documents at this link.  WHO TO CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS? Adam Sebestyen, EIT Manufacturing.

Publicated: 18 May 2021 EIT Manufacturing Education Info Day on 26th of May from 16:00 – 18:00 CET (Online Event). Educational and training activities are at the core of EIT Manufacturing’s vision, aiming to educate and train future and current industrial workforce according to market needs. The EIT Manufacturing Master School Programme is one of the main assets of the EIT Manufacturing innovation community, spreading innovation and creating new business in the manufacturing ecosystem. As part of this session, the EIT Manufacturing Master School Programmes will be presented by our guests from top technical universities in Europe (SUPSI University in Switzerland, Aalto University in Finland and University College of Dublin, Ireland) for the following Master programmes: People and Robots for Sustainable Work; Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility; Zero Defect Manufacturing for a Circular Economy; Platforms for Digitalized Value Network - Digital Manufacturing Technologies. The EIT Manufacturing Doctoral Training Programme offers mobility, mentorship, networking, innovation & entrepreneurship, and business modules to PhD students. As part of this session, the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School will be presented, as well as the Winter/Summer Schools. Last but not the least, the EIT Manufacturing online Guided Learning Platform with the name "Skills.move" will be presented. This is a platform offering digital learning content based on small learning units, allowing students and workers to get fast access to the latest manufacturing knowledge and to support learning as and when needed without having to enroll in a long term program. Register for free to join us and learn more!

Publicated: 6 May 2021 RIS (Regional Innovation Scheme) Digital Transformation open call. RIS activity (EIT Manufacturing RIS Industry 4.0 Hubs) provides assistance to manufacturing SMEs and start-ups in their digital transformation in the post-crisis transition and in their engagement in networks for digitalised manufacturing as supply-chain partners. The project aims to encourage SMEs to take advantage of digitalised technologies, develop technologies and improve their skills and competencies. To support digital transformation in the post-crisis transition, EIT Manufacturing RIS Industry 4.0 Hubs Project launches an international open call for manufacturing SMEs and start-ups from RIS countries. The Open call aims for proposals requesting a demonstration, testing, training, or consulting activities between manufacturing SME (“Small and Medium Enterprise“) companies in EIT RIS Countries and organizations offering Industry4.0 infrastructure. Who can apply? Manufacturing SMEs, start-ups, early-stage companies – At least one member of the consortium must be a SME in the manufacturing domain that applies for a digital transformation service. What will they get? 18 companies will each receive a “mini-grant” of 5.600 EUR - 12 of these grants will serve for financing individual expert consultations (e.g. by a digitalization expert) - 6 of these grants help to create a digitalization plan (i.e. a roadmap for the implementation of a certain digital technology). Deadline: 31 May 2021. Funded projects expected to start in July 2021. Link to the call: https://ris-i40.eu/open-call/

Publicated: 6 May 2021 HEI Initiative: link for NOT EITM universities looking for partners. HEI Initiative call for proposal (HEI Initiative (https://www.eit-hei.eu) will be closed on May 25th, 2021. Consortia must include KICs university partners and NOT-KIC universities. We have created a database, where NOT-EITM universities can register their expression of interest for the call and for EITM university partners. The link for the registration is: https://plaza.eitmanufacturing.eu/PROMISE/PRIVATE/FORMS/form.aspx?guid=71ACDADC-3A1F-4CF5-BD24-E5739941154E Moreover, for more information on how to join EITM HEI consortium, the NOT-EITM universities can also send their requests and questions to a dedicated e-mail: hei-innovate@eitmanufacturing.eu.

Publicated: 7. April 2021 The BoostUp! RIS 2021 Pitching Competition is open for applications until April 26, 23:59 CET! “BoostUp! RIS” is a pan-European business competition for innovative projects, startups, scaleups, and SMEs in the manufacturing sector. We are looking for thriving teams and companies whose applications should fall under the realm that fit one of the following EIT Manufacturing flagship areas as well as one the technology domains listed in the competition guidelines and rules and regulations.Teams or companies can submit their applications in one of the following three categories:

  • CREATE: In this segment, we are looking for innovative projects ready to create a business that addresses critical manufacturing pain points.
  • ACCELERATE: In this segment, startups and scaleups are invited to demonstrate their readiness to expand their ventures geographically or to new customer segments.
  • TRANSFORM: In this segment, we invite SMEs to offer proposals that will take them to the next level of competitiveness.

The BoostUp! RIS finalists will present their ideas and solutions on the pitching competition that will take place on 11 and 12 May 2021 during the Manufacturing Days powered by EIT Manufacturing the winners will receive visibility, financial prizes and dedicated packages of support services provided by the EIT Manufacturing Business Creation team. Interested teams can find more info and apply here. Everyone can register for the event here for free. 

Publicated: 7. April 2021 EIT Jumpstarter 2021. EIT Jumpstarter is a pan-European pre-accelerator program, winner of two European Awards for Excellence. A unique collaboration of 6 EIT Communities from the following sectors: healthcare, agri­ food, energy, raw materials, manufacturing and urban mobility. We have reach to 335 European validated deeptech start-up teams. Our best-in-class trainers and mentors ensure the standard quality of the program. By participating you will get the training and mentoring from the best-in-class mentors Cross-sectoral validation, grant to   cover your travel and accommodation, or develop your project and create your start-up, exposition to the KICs' networks supertools to create and validate your business model and a chance to win the € 10,000 first prize. Apply by 16th April at https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/.

Publicated: 7. April 2021 EC launches new Horizon IPR service. The European Commission launched its new Intellectual Property (IP) Scan service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. This free IP support service is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to efficiently manage and valorize IP in collaborative research and innovation efforts. The Horizon IP Scan has a particular focus on EU-funded Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe projects. The Horizon IP Scan team provides an individual, jargon-free assessment of SME's intangible assets. In particular, it aims to show SMEs how to protect their existing IP when starting on a research and innovation project with multiple partners and to assist them in developing a shared strategy with their partners to manage and exploit new IP generated jointly. The service is open to European start-ups and SMEs (according to the EC definition) that are about to sign a Horizon (2020/Europe) Grant Agreement or have recently signed one (up to six months after signature). SMEs interested in the Horizon IP Scan can apply for the service at any time via the Horizon IP Scan website using the continuous open call. For more information visit Horizon IP Scan website: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/horizon-ip-scan_en

Publicated: 7. April 2021 The EIT HUB competition. The IRT3000 magazine in cooperation with the EIT Manufacturing Hub, Slovenia, invites you to to take part in the “IRT3000 is looking for a student0s business idea with a potential” competition, to which any student / student team that has an idea / innovation with business potential in the field of production technologies, new products, digitization, clean processes, smart factories and industrial solutions, can apply. As part of the competition, basic principles of business are introduced – the business model, market research, cost estimation, communication with customers. The top three innovations will be awarded rich financial prizes and the winning business idea will be given support in entering the European platforms for innovative ideas.The cash fund's total value is EUR 3,000.The final selection and presentation will be carried out as part of the IRT forum conference (21-22 June, 2021), where students, industry and researchers will be present. Join us and register until 12 April at: https://www.irt3000.si/eit-hub-natecaj/

Publicated: 24. March 2021 Virtual Infineon Hackathon. EIT Manufacturing and Infineon Technologies are inviting you to a 48-hour virtual hackathlon that you can participate in from May 10-12, 2021. The event is part of the Manufacturing Days powered by EIT Manufacturing as part of the ViennaUP'21 - the most authentic start-up festival in Europe. For the first time being solely digital, the hackathon will be accessible from all over Europe. Apply for one of the four tracks (Sound, 3D, Biosensing, Circuit Design) and start creating the future by hacking the latest Infineon technologies. Join us and register until 12 April at: https://www.infineon.com/hackathon.

Publicated: 4. March 2021 Applications for the EIT Jumpstarter 2021 is open. Students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs apply for the EIT Jumpstarter 2021, one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programmes. EIT Jumpstarter is the flagship, cross-industrial pre-acceleration programme of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. The strategic aim of this programme is to create sustainable impact in the Central-Eastern and Southern-European regions by boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within six EIT Innovation Communities - EIT Health, EIT Food, EIT RawMaterials, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. 

Through the programme, you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors and have a chance to win up to EUR 10 000.
Applications for the EIT Jumpstarter 2021 is now open, for more information please visit the dedicated webpage.Deadline for submitting business ideas: 16 April 2021 at 23:59 (CET)

Success at the EIT Jumpstarter 2020 Assist. Damir Grguraš, PhD and Luka Sterle from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering became the winners of the EIT Jumpstarter 2020 Grand Final. With the innovative system for supplying the liquid phase of the cryogenic medium to the cutting zone in cryogenic cutting, ArcLub One, they beat the European competition in the EIT Manufacturing category and received a prize of 10,000 euros in addition to first place.

Publicated: 15.February 2021 A great opportunity for networking and connecting technology challenges and solutions is the virtual EIT Manufacturing MatchMaking event scheduled on 23 until 25 February 2021.  It’s time to submit your pitches and get connected all across Europe. 

  • Propose your pitch here
  • One pitch per proposer
  • The number of available slots is limited and follows a competitive process
  • The basis for the selection of pitches is the fit with our themes
  • Total time to present your pitch: 3 min
  • Use the EIT Manufacturing Template with maximum 2 slides 
  • IMPORTANT: Save your pitch document under the naming convention: “COMPANY_PERSON_NAME_PILLAR_FLAGSHIP_Pitch_title”
  • If possible, include already a tentative consortium
  • All pitches must be submitted until February 15, 12 AM CET via the weblink above.

Publicated 15.February 2021 At the end of the 2020 calendar year, EIT Manufacturing celebrated its one-year anniversary. Together with our community, we look forward to another successful year transforming Europe into a leading innovative, competitive and sustainable industry.

Publicated: 12.November 2020 World Manufacturing Forum. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the World Manufacturing Forum 2020 – Artificial Intelligence for the Manufacturing Renaissance, which will be live-streamed from Cernobbio on November 11th and 12th.
This year, the event will focus on how Artificial Intelligence is impacting the manufacturing sector at large, its new opportunities and the new adaptations and efforts it requires to take. On line streaming. Register now. Click here to discover all confirmed speakers.

Publicated: 12.November 2020 SME Innovation Champion. A pre-registration window has been launched  exclusively for the EIT SME community. This is a unique opportunity for the SME’s in your network to boost their innovation capacity by appointing a champion, which will be trained to lead future internal and external innovation process.
A tailored training for SMEs providing everything you need to know in order to lead your organization to the new era. During four hands-on practical sessions, participating SMEs will learn work methodologies, best practices, and available digital tools to manage internal and external innovation challenges, boosting your business and technological outcomes. Workshop Highlights:
• Leading innovation experts sharing use cases, methodologies and practical advice
• Choose your track
o Corporate Innovation- Improving your company's innovation structure and process.
o Open Innovation- Learn to engage with startups to diversify your offerings
• 1:1 consultation with our innovation experts
• Certified training
• Symbolic participation fee of €100
24, 26 November 1, 3 December 13:00-15:00 CET
Don’t miss out, Confirm your seat! Send questions to Yoni.levenfeld@eithealth.eu.

Publicated: 12.November 2020 Open call for Cross-KIC activity “End-to-end digitalised production testbeds”, within food manufacturing. Due date DEC 7 at 11:00 CET. Cross-KIC with EIT Manufacturing/Food/Digital. See further information in the link: http://eitmanufacturing.eu/wp-content/uploads/Cross-KIC-Testbeds_Call-for-Proposals.pdf
Publicated: 12.November 2020 Workshop for project management in SMEs, combining Agile and Waterfall principles. 3 meetings and start already NOV 19. Directed towards Manufacturing SMEs, but also other are welcome. WEB-Based.  https://eitmanufacturing.eu/event/effective-project-management-for-smes-combining-agile-and-waterfall-principles/
Publicated: 12.November 2020 World Manufacturing Week and Forum, in which EIT Manufacturing will organise several side-events and participate in the main forum, November 9-12. https://eitmanufacturing.eu/event/eit-manufacturing-at-the-world-manufacturing-week-forum/
Publicated: 12.November 2020 Manufacturing Fit for the Digital Age. November 11 at 11:00-13:00. https://eitmanufacturing.eu/event/manufacturing-fit-for-the-digital-age/

Publicated: 12.November 2020 EIT Awards will take place on December 8 and 9 with competitors nominated by EIT Manufacturing. https://eit.europa.eu/our-activities/eit-awards 

Publicated: 12.November 2020 The EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final will take place on November 25. At this event, the best EIT Jumpstarter teams will be selected and awarded. https://eitmanufacturing.eu/get-ready-for-the-eit-jumpstarter-grand-final/

Publicated: 12.November 2020 Boost Up BC competition pictures and films (OCT 29-30) from East here: https://boostup-east.eu/
EIT Manufacturing BoostUp Final will be December 11th and part of the Summit 2020 event, see below.

Publicated: 5.November 2020 EIT Manufacturing Summit 2020 will take place on December 10 & 11, starting at 10 a.m. CET on both days.The summit will be 100% virtual and open to all interested. More information about the event programme and how to register will follow shortly.  In the meantime, you are invited to save these dates in your agenda. More info will follow on https://eitmanufacturing.eu/ and EIT Manufacturing social media channels.

Publicated: 20.October 2020 Call for solutions to fight Water Scarcity which is shared initiative involving EIT’s innovation communities: EIT Food, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Raw Materials, deadline: 07.06.2020, more information find on: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/activities/call-for-solutions-to-fight-water-scarcity/

Publicated: 20.October 2020 EIT Manufacturing - Digital Transformation in RIS (DigTrafoRIS) - call for proposals which aims to support SMEs or midcaps in EIT RIS countries to receive digital transformation services, deadline: 30.06.2020 17:00 CET (Paris local time), conditions and more information about the call find on: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/digital-transformation-in-ris-opencall/