2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2023 for Innovation, Education and Business Creation proposals

Call expired on 10 November 2022! (Check results below)

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The EIT Manufacturing Call 2023 will be open from 9 September 2022

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 a pre-acceleration programme to launch the next generation of European high-growth manufacturing startups and spinoffs.

Who can apply?

All organizations who are eligible for funding under the Horizon Europe programme.

You do not have to be an existing partner organisation of EIT Manufacturing to apply for funding but, by becoming one, you’ll gain access to a valuable source of expertise and potential collaborators to work with and help build your consortium if, or when, you decide to apply for funding.

How to participate?

Once the call is open, proposals can be initiated, prepared and submitted through our online submission platform.

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Key Dates

  • Info day: 5th September 2022
  • Call opens: 9th September 2022, 09:00 CEST
  • Q&A session dedicated to the call: 19th of September 2022
  • Q&A session about financial Sustainability and commercialization strategy: 3rd of October 2022
  • Q&A session about the eligibility of expenditures: 17th of October 2022
  • Submission deadline for full proposals: 10th November 2022, 19:00 CET
  • Communication of results: 19th December 2022
  • Selected activity starting date: 2nd January 2023

Info Day and training

To get familiar with the call-specific requirements on the preparation and submission of your proposal, you can watch the recordings of our web-based events held on Agora  (our community online platform). Additional training about about online submission platform is also available here and in Agora.

Info day recordings

Info day slides

Q&A session recordings

Q&A session

Financial sustainability and commercialisation strategy recording

Q&A session

Financial sustainability and commercialization strategy slides

Q&A session

Eligibility of expenditures recording

Q&A session

Eligibility of expenditures slides

Online submission platform trainings

Registration of an organization in Plaza

Registration of individuals in Plaza

Submission system – Walking through

Submission results and evaluation

A total of 59 proposals were submitted in response to this Call for proposals

The evaluation of the proposals took place from November to December 2022. Applicants were informed about the outcome of the evaluations in December 2022.

The successful proposals completed the conditions negotiation phase and started the activity with EIT Manufacturing in January 2023.

More information on the selected activities is provided here below:

About EIT Manufacturing?

EIT Manufacturing  is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, and it is one of eight innovation communities within EIT.

EIT Manufacturing’s main goal is to bring European stakeholders focused on manufacturing together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing brings together more than 80 members (universities, research institutes and businesses).

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