Closed: 1st EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 for Innovation proposals

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The EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 is now open for submission!

UPDATE! The EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 guidelines have been updated on 1st June 2023. Use always the latest version of the guidelines available!

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 on:

  • Topic 1: Optimising production processes and increasing resources efficiency through digital solutions
  • Topic 2: Socially sustainable and human-centric manufacturing
  • Topic 3: Environmentally sustainable manufacturing through circular business models and new technologies

Key Dates

  • 3rd April 2023: Call guidelines publication
  • 18th April 2023, 10:00 CEST: Call Opens
  • 18th April 2023, 13:00 CEST: Call online info-day
  • 27-28th April 2023: Physical Matchmaking event
  • 1st June 2023, 12:00 CEST: Q&A session about financial sustainability
  • 19th June 2023, 17:00 CEST: Call closes
  • By 22nd June: Eligibility and admissibility check:
  • During July 2023: Evaluation of proposals:
  • By 1st August 2023: Communication of results
  • 1st January 2024: Selected activity starting date

Info Day + Q&A session recordings and slides set

To get familiar with the call-specific requirements on the preparation and submission of your proposal, you can watch the recordings of our online Info day that was held on Agora  (our community online platform) on 18th April 2023 and the Q&A session on Financial Sustainability of 1st June 2023.

Info day – recordings

Info day – slides

Q&A session about financial sustainability – recordings

Q&A session about financial sustainability – slides

Who can apply?

Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not).

Entities from Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), its Outermost regions and Horizon Europe Associate Countries  and low- and middle-income countries are welcome to participate and are also eligible for funding.

Please check carefully the specific admissibility and eligibility conditions in 5.1 and 5.2 of the call guidelines. 

You do not have to be an existing partner of EIT Manufacturing to apply for funding. Entities of selected proposals will asked to be part of the EIT Manufacturing community and choose one of the available partnership models.

How to participate?

The call is now open! Proposals can be initiated, prepared and submitted through our online submission tool from the 18th April 2023, 10:00 CEST until the 19th June 2023, 17:00 CEST.

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Total budget allocated to this call

EUR 5.5 million EIT funding

Online submission tool trainings

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Submission results and evaluation

A total of 35 proposals were submitted in response to this Call for Innovation Proposals 

The evaluation of the proposals took place from June to August 2023. Applicants were informed about the outcome of the evaluations in August 2023. 

The successful proposals completed the conditions negotiation phase and started the activity with EIT Manufacturing in January 2024. 

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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