CLC East: A bridge to manufacturing innovation in Central and Eastern Europe

CLC East in Vienna, Austria, was legally established in April 2020 as EIT Manufacturing East GmbH under Austrian national law. The appointed CLC Director, Johannes Hunschofsky, heads the CLC East team. CLC East serves 7 countries in Central and Eastern Europe: Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. All of these countries, aside from Austria, are RIS eligible countries.


CLC East’s home base is the Technology Center Seestadt in Seestadt Aspern Vienna, one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. A new smart city is taking shape here in the north-eastern part of the Austrian capital and is due for completion in 2028. The Technology Center Seestadt was the very first building in Seestadt Aspern and provides more than 14,000 square metres of production and office space for companies with an industrial focus in the field of innovative technology.

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