Innovation in Manufacturing: How to Find Partners and Funding with EIT Manufacturing

Expand your network and work with companies, universities and research institutes from all over Europe on innovation projects and new technologies. EIT Manufacturing, the largest European network for the manufacturing industry, will help you.

Attend the free EIT Manufacturing Workshop on 31 March 2023 at CIIRC CTU in Prague and learn more about the many support options offered by EIT Manufacturing. Program offers presentations by leading experts from the industry and representatives of EIT Manufacturing.

EIT Manufacturing CLC East in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague, namely CIIRC CTUFME CTU and National Centre for Industry 4.0 with the support of Technology Centre Prague and CzechInvest invite you to a free workshop:

 31 March 2023, 9:30 – 14:00, CIIRC CTU, building A – 10th floor (Penthouse)

The event is designed for all actors in manufacturing and production:

  • Producers and manufacturers
  • Technology innovators
  • Start-ups and Scale-ups
  • Technology and application engineers

What you will get by attending the workshop:

  • An overview of many support options offered by EIT Manufacturing
  • Concrete presentations and best practice by leading experts from the industry from Germany and Austria
  • Open financial calls and topics for this year and how to participate and apply with your innovative projects
  • Benefits of EIT Manufacturing for your company operations
  • Best ways to find the right industrial partners across Europe
  • Inspiration from past projects and activities
  • Personal meeting with representatives of EIT Manufacturing
  • Networking


Official language of the event is English.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:05 – 10:25 EIT Manufacturing – Opportunities of our European Network

Johannes Hunschofsky | Managing Director, EIT Manufacturing CLC East

10:25 – 11:05 References from Industry

Sharing best practice of manufacturing companies involved in EIT Manufacturing projects. What is their experience with innovation projects and what benefits do they get from the EIT Manufacturing partner network?

Wiferion | Alexander M. Schmoldt, Director for Business Development & Strategic Parterships (on-line presentation)

Wiferion is the leading solution provider for mobile wireless power supply for electric industrial vehicles, was founded in 2016 by four former employees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and is one of the technology drivers in the field of wireless charging. Wiferion creates the basis for a resource-saving and sustainable energy supply. From inductive charging technology to energy management solutions, Wiferion offers a range of products that enable efficient energy supply to industrial trucks, automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). The technology also includes retrofit projects for existing fleets. The flexible and scalable integration of Wiferion products enables users to sustainably increase their utilization and fleet efficiency by up to 30%.

enerHUB is a two-year EITM financed project with a consortium that consists of Volkswagen, Asseco CEIT, Nemak and Wiferion. The goal of the project is to develop a software platform for value optimization of industrial battery-electric vehicle fleets using digital twins and artificial intelligence.

RoboTwin | David Polák, Co-founder,

RoboTwin is a Czech start-up focused on no-code robotics in manufacturing, specifically in industrial painting. Since the initial idea, the founders have been working with EIT Manufacturing. Read more about their journey from initial idea to product here.

11:05 – 11:25 Selected Projects Implemented with CTU Participation

ConFacts II | Pavel Burget, Head of Testbed for Industry 4.0, CIIRC CTU

The ConFacts project aims to help companies to take advantage of the potential of digital transformation. It focuses on technology solutions for smart manufacturing ecosystems, and the key enabling technologies such as IIoT, edge computing, data collection and evaluation in cloud. The project partners provide companies with modular demonstrators to test real production problems and create digital training courses to up-skill their staff.

EIT Manufacturing Educational Projects | Petr Kolář, Head of Research Center of Manufacturing Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering CTU in Prague

A number of educational projects implemented at the CTU in Prague have created modern educational programs for industry focusing on the topics of modern manufacturing: digital twins and the potential of their use for the preparation, testing and optimization of NC machining strategies, condition monitoring of machine tools and processes as a means of increasing production efficiency, smart manufacturing systems and flexible automation, industrial robotics, or modern approaches to manufacturing using additive and hybrid technologies.

11:25 – 11:55 Coffee break

11:55 – 12:15 Flagship Areas for the Upcoming Period and Call for Proposals

Gerhard Russ | Innovation Manager, EIT Manufacturing East

12:15 – 12:30 Introduction of the EIT Manufacturing Hub Czechia

Anna Tahovská | Project Manager, CTU

Alena Burešová | Senior Manager for Industry, National Centre for Industry 4.0

12:30 – 12:40 Insight: Enterprise Europe Network

Silva Jirásková | Coordinator of the national consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network, Technology Centre Prague

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking

13:10 – 14:00 Guided tours in the Testbed for Industry 4.0 with presentations of specific areas of possible cooperation and examples of already implemented projects

For the full bios see the links below