CLC Activities

CLC East Marketplace

Ready to develop your skillset in smart manufacturing? In collaboration with our partners, CLC East offers new courses and services on its marketplace on diverse topics, including blockchain in industry 4.0, manufacturing cobot technology and big data analysis.


Percipio – Find True Unknown Unknowns

Percipio offers solutions that help you to navigate through a complex and fast-changing landscape of emerging technologies. With its algorithms, Percipio identifies, organizes and cross-correlates keywords, people, locations and institutions in all fields of research and technology. By connecting the dots for its users, Percipio is able to find true “unknown unknowns” in your field or industry.

Percipio can map technologies to support data-driven decision making, find out if your invention is really new and enhance brainstorming creativity by offering input based on big data.

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VIENNA 2030 – Economy & Innovation

The City of Vienna’s Economy and Innovation Strategy VIENNA 2030 aims at strengthening Vienna as a business location and at creating high-skilled jobs. In six thematic areas, Vienna supports answers to big questions and challenges of the coming years, building on existing strengths of the location. The VIENNA 2030 strategy is implemented through various flagship projects to develop special potential for employment, added value and innovation, creating synergies between organizations and companies.

EIT Manufacturing CLC East is proud to be one of the flagship projects in the thematic area “Smart production in the big city” making Vienna an international top location for the production of high-quality, recyclable goods and business-related services. Its location in Seestadt Vienna is ideal to promote smart and innovative solutions in manufacturing. Our mission is to build a European network of companies, and research and educational institutes to promote innovation projects, start-ups and educational initiatives that strengthen manufacturing in Europe for global competition and promote social-ecological sustainability.

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European Innovation for the Austrian manufacturing industry


“Manufacturing. Innovation. Technology. InterConnect Austria” is a pilot project of EIT Manufacturing CLC East in Vienna. It aims to build a strong platform for the Austrian manufacturing industry based on the manufacturing innovation know-how of the European manufacturing community. The goal of MIT.IC.AT is to integrate Austrian manufacturing companies in the broad range of activities of the knowledge and innovation community of EIT Manufacturing. As a result, the innovation capacity of the Austrian manufacturing industry, especially of SME and start-ups, is strengthened.

The project runs from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2026 and is co-funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG within the programme “Production of the future”, with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW).

MIT.IC.AT Website
Smart and sovereign use of data in manufacturing


EuProGigant, the Austrian-German lighthouse project for Gaia-X in manufacturing, stands for “European Production Giganet for calamity avoiding self-orchestration of value chain and learning ecosystems”. CLC Central and CLC East are part of the binational project consortium, which consists of 16 Austrian and German partners working on questions related to the smart and sovereign use of data in manufacturing. The envisioned infrastructure is based on the principles of Gaia-X, a European federated and secure data infrastructure. The consortium is supported by the industrial committee, the intergenerational advisory board and the international scientific advisory board.

The goal of the project is the demonstration and scaling of a multi-location, digitally networked production ecosystem with resilient, data-driven and sustainable value creation to strengthen the pioneering role of the European industry. The project is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) with a total of ca. € 5 Mio. (total project volume € 8.5 Mio.). The project started on 1 March 2021 and will run for four years.

EuProGigant Website

Strategic CLC East Activities

Additionally to its regular activities, CLC East engages in two strategic projects: