Final event on 17 November

In the Teaching Factories Competition this year, student teams from universities across Europe have been working on solving challenges in Green Manufacturing given by six industrial organisations. On 17 November, the Final Event and Award Ceremony will conclude the competition.

Six finalists out of 13 solver teams will present their result in front of the jury of experts composed of  Dr Renata Urbone, CEO & Co-founder of Leaneria, Lithuiania, Virgil Pamfil, Managing Director of VIP Profconsult srl., Romania, and Dr. Sima Valizadeh, CTO of Sandbacka Science Park, Uppsala, Sweden.

Meet our finalists!

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The Final Event and Award Ceremony will take place during the EIT Manufacturing Summit Days, 17 November from 13:30 to 15:00 CET. Guests are welcome to join online!

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Also don’t miss the panel session with Dr Sotiris Makris, LMS Head of Robotics, Automation & Virtual Reality and former Executive Director of the Teaching Factory Competence Center, Giuseppe Spanto, Managing Director of IS CLEAN AIR, and Alissa Zaccaria, EU project coordinator INTELLIMECH.

We are currently working towards a more sustainable and greener products by reducing waste and embracing the circular economy concepts in our processes and it has been a great experience to have hosted a Solver Team within this programme and get fresh ideas from the University students to the manufacturing challenges.

Dr Marta Calvo, Director of Innovation at ARNEPLANT


The Teaching Factories Competition offers industrial companies the opportunity to specify challenges they face in their manufacturing context. This carries several benefits for them: In the process, they often obtain clarity on their pain points, since they move from defining an area of the challenge to the challenge itself. There is a competition aspect in the formulation of the challenges – only six out of 20 industrial companies are selected. In the process, the participating organisations increase their visibility within the EIT Manufacturing community and receive innovative inputs from students.

For the students from universities and Vocational Education & Training (VET) centers, the competition offers the opportunity to work on real-life industrial problems. They move beyond theoretical work with this challenge-based educational approach and make valuable connections with industrial organisations as well as other students.

The EIT Manufacturing Education team believes in synergies that are generated by the collaboration of academia and manufacturing industry. This is why they support the competition with around €100.000 and, considering the success of this year’s edition, will further boost following editions. For more information, please join the EIT Manufacturing’s social innovation platform AGORA.

The programme was an enriching experience for our students to test their technical and non-technical skills and competences and give them the possibility to deal with the real manufacturing activities that they will face in the future.

Dr Nuria Herrero-Dorca, MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY Coordinator