Leading Lights 2024

Meet, collaborate, and create impact!

The need for substantial collaboration and disruptive action has never been larger. Leading Lights 2024 is the forum for professionals who are making a difference in furthering the green transition. By bringing together key stakeholders the event will facilitate new connections, foster innovative collaborations, and be the foundation for meaningful impact within manufacturing. Join the disruptive movement towards sustainable manufacturing innovation from the North to the rest of Europe. 

This year’s event will take place at Tom Tits Experiment during Science Week in Södertälje. Within this inspirational backdrop, we will have fun and engaging activities to enable matchmaking and co-creation with our ecosystem including leading startups, research institutions, universities, industrial partners, accelerators, and investors. The inspirational speakers and workshop sessions will be followed by an additional opportunity to connect over dinner. 

The theme for Leading Lights 2024 is Industrial challenges in sustainable manufacturing, which will be addressed through reverse pitches and keynote speeches on sustainability from leading industrial players. Moreover, this will be the perfect opportunity to make key connections ahead of the coming Call for Proposals at EIT Manufacturing.

Key details

  • What: Leading Lights, the event to solve industrial manufacturing challenges and to meet, collaborate and create impact.
  • When: Wednesday 31 January 2024. Main programme: 09.30-17.00 There will be an optional dinner afterwards for further networking.
  • Where: Tom Tits Experiment in Södertälje, Sweden
  • Fee: 500 EUR / 5900 SEK (including 25% VAT) per participant. Lunch, dinner, and fika are included in the entry fee. FREE for EIT Manufacturing member organisations.
  • RSVP by registering no later than 15 January 2024. Participation is binding after this date but can be transferred over to another person.


NOTE: The spots for Leading Lights 2024 are limited – so make sure to register as soon as you can. After your registration has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email as well as details on the payment process.


Södertälje is in the middle of Sweden’s industrial and academic heartland, easy-to-reach from both Stockholm and Gothenburg by train: https://mtrx.travel/en or https://www.sj.se/en/ 


Staying overnight? You are welcome to consider the Quality Hotel™ Park Södertälje. If you book via this link, you will receive a 15% discount on your booking. Make sure to book in time as rooms fill up quickly!

Did you attend Leading Lights in January 2023? 

Welcome back! The 2024 event directly builds on and will further develop the work on sustainability and industrial challenges in our Leading Lights event held in January 2023. Whether or not you attended the previous event, you are warmly welcome to Leading Lights in January!