A strong manufacturing sector is key for prosperity and wealth
A strong manufacturing sector is key for prosperity and wealth in every country, and consequently in Europe as a whole. Therefore, strengthening this sector is vital for every economy to evolve further and to bring forth innovations.EIT Manufacturing is a knowledge and innovation community, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It is the largest innovation network for the manufacturing industry in Europe and invests in its strategic and sustainable development. By connecting manufacturing companies, research organisations and universities in innovation ecosystems, EIT Manufacturing fosters the development of innovative technologies and the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.
The innovation community works together with leading actors in the manufacturing domain across research, business and academia and integrates the knowledge triangle consisting of the areas “Innovation”, “Education”, and “Business Creation” in all its activities to comprehensively drive innovation in the industry. Working with EIT Manufacturing gives manufacturing stakeholders the opportunity to actively shape the future of manufacturing in Europe, and to define the strategic focus areas and priorities of the industry in the upcoming years.
For companies of all sizes, EIT Manufacturing offers a broad spectrum of services. Young companies, for example start-ups or scale-ups, can receive support to growth out of the local ecosystem on a European level and beyond. This support can either be financially, by providing business development consulting or by helping them to generate deals with customers. For small, medium-sized and larger companies, EIT Manufacturing additionally offers a variety of initiatives to support their business development and transformation as well as their innovation endeavours. Among other things, the service offer includes open innovation services, like technology scouting, and specialised programmes for transformation services, for example company assessments or training roadmaps. The services range from professional training programmes for up- and re-skilling workers, over access to talents from its own international Master and Doctoral programmes to participation in innovation projects to accelerate the process of bringing innovative solutions to the market.
EIT Manufacturing provides manufacturing companies with access to its pan-European business ecosystem, and helps them to find strategic partners, customers or investors with the support of its large community. Headquartered in Paris, France, and with its six innovation hubs all over Europe, namely in Athens (Greece), Darmstadt (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Milan (Italy), San Sebastian (Spain) and Vienna (Austria), EIT Manufacturing is able to provide support for all stakeholders in the manufacturing domain, both on local and European level.