About us EIT Manufacturing is the leading European innovation community for manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is a global base for prosperity and key to Europe’s economic, social and environmental sustainability. The sector is a main driver of industrial innovation, job creation and growth.

EIT Manufacturing is a public-private partnership, co-funded by the European Union and established in 2019. EIT Manufacturing is one of the nine Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through sustainable manufacturing.

Our mission is to connect manufacturing players by promoting talent and entrepreneurship to accelerate sustainable innovation in Europe.

EIT Manufacturing brings together a growing network of top-tier industrial partners, leading academic and research institutions from across the region and innovative startups, scaleups and SMEs.

A key way of transforming knowledge into value is by overcoming the fragmented nature of many innovation networks. In order to ensure that innovations reach the market, industry has the right talent and entrepreneurs can thrive; EIT Manufacturing connects and integrates the areas of education, innovation and business creation.

Ultimately,  EIT Manufacturing strives to accelerate faster innovation with the potential to improve everyday life globally, help meet Europe’s ambitious climate goals, and ensure that its workforce is ready for tomorrow’s challenges.

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EIT Manufacturing – A unique Approach

  • Public-private partnership 
  • A holistic, tested method 
  • Focused on solutions to high-value manufacturing challenges 
  • 83 full members; 50+ activity partners: leading companies, universities and research organisations 
  • €400 million budget until 2026 

EIT Manufacturing is Europe’s leading manufacturing community

It is one of the nine innovation communities belonging to EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The communities are public-private partnerships, partly financed by the European Union and partly financed by their partners, who include some of Europe’s leading enterprises and research organisations. 


EIT Manufacturing brings together a growing network of 170+ top-tier industrial partners, leading academic and research institutions from across the region and innovative startups, scaleups and SMEs.

We are open to entities from any country eligible for funding under the EU’s current framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe.

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EIT Manufacturing is near you!

EIT Manufacturing sits in Paris with its Headquarters, and in the pan-european areas of highest levels of manufacturing activities and technology with its offices in San Sebastian, Vienna, Darmstadt, Gothenborg, Milan and Athens.

Thanks to its structure, EIT Manufacturing is the only provider at such level.

Each Region organizes locally events and launches programmes or activities, and manages partnerships with local companies, research institutions and universities.

We shrink disparities in European manufacturing.

EIT Manufacturing’s Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) is designed to overcome disparities between regions – strengthening the local innovation ecosystems in countries that are moderate or modest innovators by offering dedicated programmes and building links between key innovation actors.

Check the list of eligible countries for RIS until 2024:

  • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia
  • Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine
  • Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)

Meet the team!

EIT Manufacturing is composed of three main governing bodies: the Partner Assembly, Supervisory Board and Management Team.

Scroll down to meet the EIT Manufacturing Management team and Supervisory Board below.

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Management Team

Dimitris Mavrikios Chief Operation OfficerDimitris Mavrikios Chief Operation Officer

Dimitris Mavrikios

Chief Operations Officer

Cormac Ryan

Chief Financial Officer

Isabelle Menez

Senior Director Growth4Impact

Audrey Stolze

Director Education & Training
Xavier Baillard Innovation DirectorXavier Baillard Innovation Director

Xavier Baillard

Director Inno2Market

Kevin Lenehan

Director of Investment

Regional Directors

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Christian Bölling

Director EIT Manufacturing Central

Hannes Hunschofsky

Director EIT Manufacturing East

Johanna StiernstedtJohanna Stiernstedt

Johanna Stiernstedt

Director EIT Manufacturing North

Gian Mario Maggio

Director EIT Manufacturing South

Dr Niki Kousi

Director EIT Manufacturing South East

Antoni Pijoan

Director EIT Manufacturing West

Supervisory Board

Maurizio Gattiglio


Monika Bachofner


Johan Stahre


Isabella Hermann-Schön

Independent member

Agne Kudarauskiene

Independent member

Jose-Manuel Leceta

Independent member

Jerneja Loncar, Supervisory Board MemberJerneja Loncar, Supervisory Board Member

Jerneja Loncar


Marco Silvano


Ionut Tata


Marlos Silva