Manufacturing Day

Green is the new black – From Smokestacks to Sustainability

The Manufacturing Day is the leading event during ViennaUP’23 to bring together start-ups, key industrial players, investors, and experts in global manufacturing. It celebrates the achievements and potential of the European manufacturing industry. This year’s theme, “Green is the new black – From Smokestacks to Sustainability,” focuses on the industry’s transition towards environmentally-friendly and sustainable manufacturing practices.

The Manufacturing Day aims to showcase the latest innovations and technologies that are driving this transition and to inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals to take an active role in shaping the future of the industry. The event offers a varied and rich programme for and with start-ups in the manufacturing industry.

We are proud to announce our keynote speakers! 

Futurist Gerd Leonhard will open the Manufacturing Day with a keynote speech on the topic of “The Future of European Manufacturing 2050”.

Mariana Mazzucato will give a keynote speech on “The role of innovation in the green transformation of the manufacturing industry”. Afterwards, she will participate in the panel discussion with the title “Greenovation – Manufacturing the Day after Tomorrow” together with other leading industry experts. The panel will elaborate on the impact of innovation on the transition to sustainable manufacturing practices and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. All panelists will be open for questions!

Moreover, the Manufacturing Day features pitching sessions of high-tech manufacturing start-ups from all over Europe in the BoostUp! East 2023 competition.

The event provides a platform for networking and collaboration between industrial corporates, investors, policymakers, academics, and many others!

And after all of that we will celebrate with cocktails and BBQ!

You can schedule physical 1:1 meetings in our Matchmaking Area during the networking sessions of the event. The booking phase starts on 2 May 2023.
After the event, you will also have the chance to schedule online meetings with other participants.

If there is enough interest, free shuttle busses (from Graz, Linz, Brno and Bratislava) to the Manufacturing Day 2023 in Vienna will be offered. You can indicate your interest in this service during the registration.

Participation to this event is free of charge. Join us in Vienna!
The event will be on-site only!

Learn more about the keynote speakers!

Mariana Mazzucato & Gerd Leonhard

The Manufacturing Day is part of ViennaUP’23.