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 September 2022: EIT Manufacturing - 2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2023 for Innovation, Education and Business Creation proposals

EIT Manufacturing is looking for projects and organisations ready to transform the European manufacturing and meet the global demands of present and future generations by achieving:

  • Flexible Production Systems for Competitive Manufacturing. Emerging technologies enable almost limitless product design and production flexibility, allowing full customisation.
  • Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing. Using new technologies to minimise use of resources, energy, and material in production systems to enable new circular business models.
  • Digital & Collaborative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturing Ecosystems. Collaboration and business on digital platforms and value networks enable companies to create new and highly efficient value chains.
  • Human-machine co-working for socially sustainable manufacturing. Smart use of automation and robots enables great workplaces, flexible production, and sustainable human work.

In the context of this call – and selected activities will be part of the Business Plan 2023-2025 – we are looking for:

Proposals for innovation activities in the areas of:

  • Automation for human-centred factories
  • Smart technologies for circular and green manufacturing
  • Innovative solutions addressing industrial challenges caused by global crises

Proposals for education activities in the areas of:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skills for Manufacturing (skill-driven learning): Complete digital learning program to support learners to develop the competencies for transforming innovations into products and services in the manufacturing sector
  • Circular Manufacturing (skill-driven learning): Didactic game for creating awareness and develop basic skills in Circular Economy and sustainability in manufacturing shopfloor workers.
  • Skills for EIT Manufacturing thematics (skill-driven learning): Upskilling and reskilling of current workforce in the manufacturing sector by supporting leaners in the development of the needed technical skills.
  • Summer School for EIT Manufacturing Master School programmes and Doctoral School annual programme 2023 (pioneering learning journeys): innovative added value modules for EIT Labelled programs.

Proposals for Business Creation are meant to pilot the establishment of a manufacturing startup pre-acceleration programme through the coordination of five pre-selected virtual incubation activities toward building the strongest Virtual Industry 4.0 Incubator.

Key Dates

  • Info day: 5 September 2022
  • Call opens: 9 September 2022
  • Submission deadline for full proposals: 10 November 2022, 19:00 CEST
  • Communication of results: 19 December 2022
  • Selected activity starting date: 2 January 2023

More information: 2nd Call for Proposals 2023 - EIT Manufacturing.


Publicated 1 September 2022: Info Day for EIT Manufacturing 2nd Call for Proposals 2023 on September 5th, from 10-12.30 CEST. More information about the upcoming Call are available here: 2nd Call for Proposals 2023 - EIT Manufacturing

The call will be officially published few days later, on September 9th with a 2 months’ time to prepare for the submission of your proposal. The agenda for the Info Day is provided below:

  • 10:00 -10:25 Welcome & overview of the Call + Q&A session
  • 10:25 - 11:05 Education call + Q&A session
  • 11:05 - 11:45 Innovation call + Q&A session
  • 11:45 - 12:25 Business Creation + Q&A session
  • 12:25 - 12:30 Closing remarks

To get familiar with the call-specific requirements for the preparation and submission of your proposal, you can participate in the Info Day directly in the "Call for Proposals 2023" sphere on our social innovation platform AGORA: https://lnkd.in/e_kqM-Z5, on September 5th, 2022.

The session will be recorded and available on Agora soon after the live session.


Publicated 16 August 2022: EIT Manufacturing pilot course on Metal Cutting (PATHFINDER)

International short course for working professionals covers a selection of practical aspects concerning machining operations such as turning and milling. Participants will gain insight into various approaches aiding process optimization. The topics covered are parameter selection, use of digital tools for process simulation and analysis of process data. In addition, the role of traditional and future technologies concerning metalworking fluids are discussed.

Dates: October 03 - November 25, 2022
Location: Online with optional in-person participation
Course language: English

Course contents:

This eight-week course is divided into four modules, each covering a specific area:

Module 1: Industrial data in machining (TU Wien)

Module 2: Parameter selection in machining (Mondragon University)

Module 3: Simulation-based machining (Czech Technical University in Prague)

Module 4: Metalworking fluids in machining (Chalmers & University of Ljubljana)

Organization and schedule: The course is offered in an online-format with the option of participating in-person. The course contains four modules which are organized into two-week periods. Prior to each module, pre-learning activities such as short videos and/or learning nuggets help the trainees to get acquainted with the module’s topic (flipped classroom). The module then starts with two half-days of lectures followed by a remote learning segment, during which the participants are divided into small groups to work on case-studies, assignments and accompanied learning tasks. Course instructors from industry and academia facilitate the group activities in an online learning management system. The modules end with half-day reflection, feedback and debriefing.

The course is funded by EIT Manufacturing and we can therefore offer it free of charge in 2022. Free enrollment can be done via the registration link.

This pilot course is part of an European initiative to develop and optimizing hybrid learning paths for professional education in manufacturing industry. Detailed schedule will be shared with registred participants. More info: EIT Manufacturing pilot course on Metal Cutting (PATHFINDER) Further questions? For questions related to practicalities, organization of the course, registration, etc. please contact Philipp Hoier: hoierp@chalmers.se.


Publicated 16 August 2022: Manufacturing Cobot Technology Training DeCoTe (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

The Manufacturing Cobot Technology Training is an educational programme in which the experts from the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) will introduce you to cobot (collaborative robot) technology. During the course of the training, we will talk about what cobots are, how cobot programming works and how to use them in manufacturing, but will also discuss concrete case studies and do a cobot simulation.

The programme consists of an Introduction Online Webinar as well as an E-Learning self-completion phase over the course of one week. In addition to that, participants can optionally join the Bonus Programme “Manufacturing Cobot Technology Classroom Training” free of charge at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Aškerčeva cesta 6, Ljubljana.

About DeCoTe:

  • Date: 10 – 18 October 2022.
  • BONUS PROGRAMME: 1-Day FREE OF CHARGE Classroom Training at UL FS: Option 1: 17 October 2022, Option 2: 18 October 2022.
  • Training fee: 250,00 EUR (excl. 20% VAT) - 20 % Student Discount Available.
  • Online Certificate Training.
  • Hosted by EIT Manufacturing CLC East, TU Wien and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.

More info: EIT Manufacturing East


Publicated 10 August 2022: EIT Manufacturing - Virtual Infineon Hackathon. EIT Manufacturing and Infineon Technologies Austria are inviting students, startups and makers to participate in their virtual hackathon from 14-16 September 2022.

In this fully virtual hackathon, teams from all over Europe, especially from CEE, are invited to join and hack the latest Infineon technologies.

From all applications, 10 teams will be selected to join the hackathon in September. Start-of-the-art radar technology hardware will be shipped to them by mail. The best teams will win a trip to Austria to join Infineon’s prestigious Summer or Winter School. More info: theresa.neuhauser@eitmanufacturing.eu.


Publicated 11 July 2022: Call for Learning Factories Network Development is NOW OPEN. (Deadline extended)

The initiative aims at establishing an international online promotion and commercial channel for all the European Learning Factories, by creating an EIT Manufacturing Marketplace to showcase the offer of all the Learning Factories training programs and activities.

The Marketplace will provide easier international access to both physical assets and digital learning content, also thought an integration with EIT Manufacturing Digital Learning Platform Skills.move. This initiative will allow Learning Factories to increase their international visibility and get EITM funding up to € 9.000.

You have time to apply to the Call until August 29th 2022 until midday CET (before: August 15th 2022). For any further question or concern, please feel free to reach out to Ms Silvia MOZZI or Ms Maria Fernanda MIER VARGAS over the following email addresses: Silvia MOZZI silvia.mozzi@eitmanufacturing.eu; Maria Fernanda MIER VARGAS mariafernanda.miervargas@eitmanufacturing.eu


Publicated 1 July 2022: BoostUp! is back. The BoostUp! 2022 competition series seeks to identify and support promising startups focused on scaling their solutions to solve today’s most pressing manufacturing challenges.

In addition to the competition, BoostUp! events seek to convene investors, policymakers, startups, corporates, and key industrial players to discuss some of the most topical issues within the manufacturing domain.

Who can apply? Start-ups or Scale-ups based in EU or Horizon Europe associated country with a solution of TRL 7+ that falls among EIT Manufacturing flagships and which have finished pilot or proof of concept between 31/7/21 and 31/7/22 with a manufacturing corporate. 
Check the detailed eligibility criteria HERE
What's in it for you? 20k€ for further scaling. Introductions to leading European corporates and investors. Invitation at the pitching competition: BoostUp! In Athens on 7th October 2022. 

Cut-off dates for applications: 31 July 2022


Publicated 11 May 2022: Call for applications LEADERS – Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS competition

This call aims at reaching out to support and highlight the best women innovators (i.e. professionals, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs) playing a leading role in developing solutions / initiatives addressing manufacturing-related challenges with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact in EIT RIS eligible countries. In the first round of submissions, 30 applicants will be pre-selected and receive online pitch training. In the second round of submissions, six top-ranked applicants will be invited to a Grand Final Award Ceremony where three winners will receive publicity and prizes in the amount of EUR 10.000, EUR 7.500 and EUR 5.000.

The applications submitted to EIT Manufacturing for the LEADERS call are handled under confidentiality. Everybody who comes in contact with the applications during the review process is bound by confidentiality agreements.

Submission Deadline: July 5, 2022 – 23:00 (CET)
For applying for the call, visit: https://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/news-media/calls/leaders-call-now-open   

For any clarification you may refer to the following e-mail address:


Publicated: 7 April 2022: EIT Jumpstarter 2022 - Do you have an innovative idea and want to jumpstart your business?

Creative community, advanced know-how,unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. 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. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.

The competition is organized by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. They are six Knowledge and Innovation Communities of EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. They bring together businesses, research centres and universities as partners creating a favourable environment for creative thought and innovation to flourish. EIT is a valuable, credible partner to get your business idea up and running.

Graduates of the program possess the skills and knowledge to launch their company, and as part of the alumni community, they receive further support and dedicated advisory from the EIT Communities regarding the next stage of their start-up journey. We introduce teams to partners, to VCs, regulatory bodies and companies that can produce their products, their first buyer or a test site. They meet major innovation hubs in Europe, which is important when they want to enter foreign markets.

The program has trained more than start-up teams since 2017, and interest in our competition is growing. In 2019 EIT Jumpstarter won the Best Association Training Initiative Award of the European Association Awards

Is it for me?

Are you part of a scientific project team, innovator, scientist, PhD student or master’s student with a product or service idea to disrupt the existing markets in healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility or manufacturing sectors? Do you want to bring your idea out of the lab to the market? Then EIT Jumpstarter is ideal for you.

What will you learn?

During the 8 months-long programs, you will find and validate the best business model for your innovative idea. The courses build on the lean start-up methodology from Silicon Valley translated to the European Environment. You will learn about: how to refine your deal, market segmentation, customer value proposition, market segmentation, financials, investment basics, legal basics

You will receive travel and accommodation support during the program, and the best teams in each category will have the chance to win a €10,000 money prize.

Why it is unique?

EIT Jumpstarter is a very selective, competitive program; participating in it opens doors towards the European markets and connects the best teams with the six EIT Communities’ large industrial partners such as GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips, Roche, Bosch, Nestlé, Pepsico and Maspex, among others.

Discover more: https://eitjumpstarter.eu/why-eit-jumpstarter/

Applications are open by 10 April 2022.


Get in touch: EIT Manufacturing: Dr. Verónica Rodríguez García, veronica.rodriguez@eitmanufacturing.eu


Publicated: 7 April 2022:  Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Support Call. The funding available (up to €55k per start-up) is to help start-ups and projects to get verified on their environmental performance.

ETV is a tool designed to help innovative environmental technologies access the market. It consists of the verification, on a voluntary basis, of the functional and environmental performance of technology by qualified third parties, through tests of controlled quality. The end product is an ETV Statement of Verification published on the ETV website and used in business-to-business relations. This enables technology owners to document the reliability of their claims and differentiate from competitors, and it helps technology purchasers identify innovations that suit their needs.

A webinar defining main aspects of the call and ETV requirements will be organised on 29th April from 11.00 AM to 12.00 AM. The webinar will include a presentation of the EIT Circular Economy Community and call description, a detailed presentation of ETV main requirements and the ETV Secretariat followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Click here to register.

Who can apply?

The call is open to any partner and start-up of participating EIT Circular Economy Community (EIT RawMaterials, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT UrbanMobility) with a technology included in any of the defined areas:

  • Water treatment and monitoring (e.g., monitoring water quality, treatment of drinking water and wastewater)
  • Materials, waste and resources (e.g., separation and sorting of solid waste, recycling of materials, end-of-life products and chemicals, biomass-based products)
  • Energy (e.g., renewable energy, energy generated from waste, energy efficiency)

Applications are now open until May 31.

For more details please find attached the call text and the application forms or visit our website: https://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/news-media/calls/eit-circular-economy-community-launches-the-environmental-technology-verification-etv-support-call/


Publicated: 28 March 2022: Call for innovative startups, scaleups and SMEs working for Water Scarcity across Europe. EIT have just opened a call for startups, scaleups and SMEs with an innovative solution for improved water management in the manufacturing industries. Forty applications will be selected to participate in the InnoWise Scale Programme, which includes market-oriented training, a 3-months mentoring period, attractive cash prizes for scaling up their business, and the possibility to implement a demo site with one of the problem holders at the end of the period. Applications are now open until April 26th at 23:59 CET: https://www.f6s.com/water-scarcity-programme-2022/apply. More info on website: https://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/news-media/calls/call-for-entrepreneurs-developing-solutions-to-tackle-water-scarcity-in-southern-europe/.


Publicated: 21 March 2022: EIT Manufacturing - Teaching Factories Competition – open call for companies, universities, and VET Schools

As the demand for “learning by doing” is increasing rapidly, the EIT Manufacturing Education team have just launched their first Teaching Factories Competition with the focus on Green Manufacturing. The competition aims at companies, universities and vocational education and training (VET) centres under two separate calls:

  • On one hand, the call to the companies focuses on identifying 5 industrial challenges under the competition’s topic. Companies can be funded with 15.000€ if their challenge is selected.
  • On the other hand, universities and VET schools are invited to express their interest and appoint up to two teams of up to five students that will be addressing the selected challenges on Green Manufacturing at a later stage. 9.000€ in prizes are available for recognizing the best solver teams.

The participating companies will benefit from solutions and ideas generated by the competition that will help to solve their challenges and make their manufacturing more environmentally friendly. Universities and VET Schools will have the opportunity to offer their students an initiative to test their competences by applying them to real industrial problems and challenges, improving their preparation for their future work.

Future talents need to be equipped with the skills necessary for coping with increasing and changing industrial requirements. This is where the concept of Teaching Factories comes in; the students teams solve real-life industry challenges in a learning environment.

Interested in exploring this opportunity? Check more details in our website and apply now!

Questions? Comments? Please contact us at tfcompetition@eitmanufacturing.eu


Publicated 25 February 2022: EIT Manufacturing is launching its third annual Call for Proposals. This call requests proposals for activities in the Areas of Innovation, Education, Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS). 2023 Call Thematics are Automation for human-centered factories, Collaborative robots and solutions for flexible manufacturing, Smart technologies for circular and green manufacturing, AI and digital twins for manufacturing systems. List of eligibility criteria, applicable to all proposals, includes: Call Thematic selection (A proposal must contribute to at least one of EIT Manufacturing’s 2023 Call Thematics), Partnership composition (At least 50% of the participants should be EIT Manufacturing Partners - Members, LTPs, Activity Partners, contracted young companies by the date of the closing of the Call, I.e 29 April 2022), Eligible participants (from EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Country),  Consortium composition (Partners should come from at least 2CLCs); Proposal project duration (The proposal has a duration of 1 or 2 years).
The Call will be executed in two stages: a 1st stage submission (deadline 23:59 CET, 11 March, 2022) and a 2nd stage submission (deadline 23:59 CET, 29 April, 2022). The selected projects will start in January 2023.


Publicated 10 February 2022: Info days for Doctoral School and Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) programme in 2022 - Doctoral School framework and the new Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) programmes to PhD students and manufacturing professionals interested in developing a new product/service & business idea. Applications to the I&E programmes will open on 15th February for 1 month until 15th March and they are open to external students of the Doctoral School. Links to the events:

15th February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262591326727

28th February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/262616461907

More info in leaflets: Info Day, Doctoral School; AOT: How to create an idea; AOT: How to validate and launch; BCT: How to create an idea; BCT: How to validate and launch

Publicated: 13 January 2022:  Call for Proposals 2023: Do you have an idea or solution to propose and that you think would fit the Call for Proposals 2023? Get involved in our new social innovation platform AGORA and continue the discussion in the dedicated ‘Call for Proposals 2023’ sphere. Four ideation sessions to present the call thematics: During January and February, four ideation sessions – one session per thematic – will be held. To join the debate, you will first need to register on AGORA, our Open Innovation Platform. On AGORA, you can request to join the new Call for Proposals 2023 sphere, which will be the central hub for updates on the process and invites to the events.

    19 January 2022: “AI and digital twins for manufacturing systems“

    25 January 2022: “Smart technologies for circular and green manufacturing“

    27 January 2022: “Collaborative robots and solutions for flexible manufacturing“

    01 February 2022: “Automation for human-centered factories“

The ideation sessions will be followed by a virtual MatchMaking Event (MME) on 8-9 February 2022. More information, and detailed guidelines about the Call for Proposals 2023 will be published on the website later in February. The four call thematics were identified through a stakeholder consultation process. More than 250+ active participants joined the Shapeit consultation process on AGORA, an Open Innovation Platform created to bring together Europe’s manufacturing industry.

Publicated: 14 December 2021: EIT Manufacturing and Jožef Stefan Institute boost green and digital manufacturing in Slovenia – 16 December 2021 (EIT press release – in English)

Publicated: 29 November 2021: EIT Manufacturing Summit 2021: What will the future of manufacturing work look like?  What new skills will the manufacturing sector need to succeed in the future, and how can we bridge the existing skills gap?   How can we create a more diverse workforce, and make sure that employees are equipped with the skills needed in industry? @EIT Manufacturing will answer those questions at its yearly Summit 2021 from 30.11.-02.12. You will have the chance to get to know the best 2021 projects from all pillars and meet the projects leaders at the virtual booths. The EIT Manufacturing Summit also hosts the Grand Final of the LEADERS competition.  Join the event and discuss with international experts how we can shape the European manufacturing industry in the future! Register here for freehttps://hopin.com/events/eit-manufacturing-summit-2021.

Publicated: 4 November 2021: EIT Awareness Day Western Balkans on November 15th. It will be an on-line interactive, informal event, where the participants will have the opportunity to learn about EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities’ (KIC) work in the innovation ecosystem, get familiar with activities in the Western Balkans, and explore potential areas for engagement with EIT and the KICs. Individuals and organisations from all sides of the Knowledge Triangle (business, research, education and civil society) are invited to join the event and actively engage in the discussions. Relevant links: Registration – link here Event page – link here.

Publicated: 25 October 2021 Dissemination of the EIT Community Booster: Scaling New European Bauhaus ventures: the EIT Community Booster call for startup or scaleup during the following 2 months. As part of the New European Bauhaus, EIT Community booster combines the best business growth programmes offered by EIT Manufacturing, EIT Digital, EIT Climate, EIT Food, and EIT Urban Mobility. The 20 best companies will receive acceleration support services worth a total of 1 million Euro. Applications are now open until December 17th at 23:59 CET. All the details can be found on our website: https://eitmanufacturing.eu/eit-community-booster/

Publicated: 25 October 2021: EITM Master: Talent’s_ON e.DO_Cube Hackathon (25/26 November) - applications open until 12th November: we have open the enrolments to the Talent’s_ON  e.DO_Cube Hackathon, organized by COMAU and POLIMI. See attached the flyer and the challenge sheet. The Hackthon will take place on 25th and 26th November 2021 ON LINE and students must register here, by 12th November: https://apply.eitmanufacturing.eu/courses/course/26. There are 100 places available for a total of 20 teams (3-5 students each). There is no previous programming requirement. The Hackathon is open to BACHELOR students in order to promote the programme and engage new students for the next EITM Master application window, which will be open between 1st November 2021 and 1st March 2022. Fees for the Hackathon are: FREE for EITM Master students and WOMEN; 25€ for EITM partners students (we target mainly BACHELOR students); 15€ for students from RIS countries, AFRICA, SOUTHERN & SOUNTHERN EAST ASIA, LATAM; 50€ other – general fee.

Publicated: 30 September 2021 Gazelle Accelerator: 4th Edition : Do you have an innovative solution for one of our manufacturing challenges?  Join the fourth edition of Gazelle Accelerator – applications are now open until 29 October. Learn more and apply here. Gazelle Accelerator is organizing its 4th programme, set to run from mid-November through to the end of the year.  The Gazelle Accelerator programme aims to support technology-based startups, scaleups and SMEs by accelerating their international business, innovation and financial capacities. Since its launch in 2020, Gazelle Accelerator has received a total of 75 applications from promising entrepreneurs focusing on four selected industry challenges: analytics and artificial intelligence, internet of things, simulation and augmented/virtual reality and manufacturing applications. This edition of the Gazelle Accelerator programme will begin in mid-November with four virtual Community Booster Camp Days, which will cover training on access-to-market as well as feedback sessions on your pitch.  At the end of November, Gazelle Accelerator will host a Roadshow Day, after which some selected startups are chosen to pitch in front of investors. SMEs and startups will participate in the Acceleration Follow-up programme which is structured around 6 actions: Inform, support, create new value chains, B2B, finance and follow-up. About the Gazelle Accelerator Programme Gazelle Accelerator was born out of a need to support European technology-based companies with high-growth potential but whose expansion may be hindered by industrial fragmentation and their lack of visibility in the European market.  The objective of the Gazelle Accelerator programme is to equip existing technology-based companies, in particular startups and SMEs, with the network and support that they will need to expand and become future European Gazelles. The Gazelle Accelerator team is made up of industrial, research and academic partners. In addition, complementary expertise is brought onboard to upgrade and accelerate promising startups and SMEs through this ambitious support program.

Publicated: 20 September 2021 The Water Academies 2021, November 4th, 2021 (Manufacturing industries). Online workshop organized for professionals from the industries, SMEs, start-ups university students or consultants, etc. that are looking for water saving solutions and to learn more about water management and water scarcity. The workshops will be held in English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish, Italian and Greek. Participation in these technical seminars will be free. Participants will be granted certificates with no additional charge when taking a short online test from at least two sessions after the workshop/s. Applications are now open until October 25th at 23:59 CET or until sold out (150 registrations). More:  Water Academies 2021.

Publicated: 14 September 2021 Open call: Digital testbeds to accelerate industry 4.0 transformation in Europe’s raw material sector. The end-to-end digitalised production testbeds project was launched to make  digital solutions more accessible. The project is a so called Cross-Knowledge Innovation Community (Cross-KIC) project named “end-to-end digitalised production testbeds”, led by EIT Manufacturing and featuring EIT RawMaterials and EIT Digital. Its goal: To evaluate the current state of digitalisation in the raw material sector within the field of E-Drives, to identify high potential areas for digitalisation-driven improvements, and to derive suitable use-cases. The development and implementation of digitalisation testbeds shall therefore address the industry’s most pressing manufacturing and processing challenges in the following focus points: - Improve part design for recycling, re-use & prolonged lifetime. -Increase the recycling rate for critical materials from End-of-life (EOL) products. - Improve of the supply chain for EOL products. Open call for proposals The project on testbeds started already in 2020. So far, the project has resulted in a comprehensive study assessing the maturity of digitalisation and use of artificial intelligence in the food and manufacturing industry. The project has also developed strategic objectives, use-cases, and concepts for digitalised testbeds, in close cooperation with 15 partners which are currents being implemented throughout different European countries for the food sector tackling waste and loss of food during manufacturing processes. Based on this preliminary work, the Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) are now launching an open call for applications, to support eligible consortia in implementing their vision for end-to-end digitalised raw material production testbeds: - Up to EUR 2.915 million (including 30% co-funding) will be made available to implement 2-4 testbed environments in 2021. - The window for applications will be open from September 1st to November 12th, 2021 – 2 p.m. (CET). - Q&A session & matchmaking event on 15th September. - Proposal selection will be finished till 6th December. - Start of testbed implementation is planned for Q1/2022. All information & Forms on our EIT Website à Open Call - Testbeds 2022 Applications need to make use of the prepared Proposal Template and be send in time to the following email address: digitaltestbeds@eitmanufacturing.eu. More information needed? For more information on the project, the open call, and a chance to clarify questions, the KICs will organise a virtual information event on September 15th, 2021 at 2 pm (CET). Also included in this will be a matchmaking or brainstorming dependent on the need of the participants. Please register for the event by completing the google form accessible through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUY-w8w0i_G-PKECdanF2Rk8PzmmRF-Dzx83s-QQDlzUbZ5g/viewform?usp=sf_link. In case of further questions do not hesitate to contact the responsible Project Manager Adrian BABLOK (adrian.bablok@eitmanufacturing.eu).

Publicated: 7 September 2021 EIT Manufacturing SME Transform Call 2021 is a European initiative by EIT Manufacturing to support manufacturing SMEs in transformation projects related to their manufacturing line(s) or production systems. Applicants can apply for a tailor-made Transformation Services Package (mandatory) from the EIT Manufacturing Business Creation team including project facilitation, introduction to transformation experts and introduction to technology providers.  Applicants may also apply for a Transformation Financial Support Package (optional) up to 150k € to kickstart their project. The call will be open from 28 June 2021, 12:00 CET until 30 September 2021, 23:59 CET with applications reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.  As such, SMEs are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Publicated: 4 August 2021 Call for Start-ups: EIT Manufacturing’s BoostUp! BRIDGE is launched!  As the third edition of the BoostUp! competition series, BoostUp! BRIDGE seeks to build “bridges” for the technologies of startups to be implemented in addressing the industrial challenges of our corporate partners. What are the challenges? Several corporates have identified challenges that seek solutions under EIT Manufacturing’s flagship: Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing. To read more about the challenges, please click here. Who can apply? Startups or scaleups registered in the EU or a Horizon Europe associated country with a solution or technology (Technology Readiness Level 8+) that can address one of the corporate challenges.  Please read the full eligibility criteria in the competition guidelines, rules, and regulations linked here. What are the prizes for winners? 1. Financial prize of up to 50K EUR towards the implementation of the project with the corporate. 2. A “growth package” of dedicated business support services for four months provided by the EIT Manufacturing Business Creation team and based on the company’s individual needs. Such services could include business development support, communication & marketing coaching, access to market & access to finance. 3. All winning projects and related startups will enjoy visibility and international publicity through EIT Manufacturing’s communication channels. Application deadline is 6 September 2021 at 12:00 CEST.

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/