CLC Activities

Strategic CLC East Activities

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

European Innovation for the Austrian manufacturing industry

MIT.IC.AT

“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
EUProGigantEUProGigant
Smart and sovereign use of data in manufacturing

EuProGigant

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 Energy (BMWi) 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