Funding Opportunities for Digital, Manufacturing and Space SMEs and Startups in Horizon Europe

On the 28th of June 2023, Dr. Niki Kousi, Director of EIT Manufacturing South East, took center stage as a prominent speaker at a prestigious online event called “Funding Opportunities for Digital, Manufacturing and Space SMEs and Startups in Horizon Europe” organized by the National Documentation Center (EKT). This gathering primarily aimed to engage National Contact Points (NCPs) and members of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

Dr. Kousi’s presentation shed light on the remarkable opportunities that EIT Manufacturing South East offers to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), startups, and mature research teams. She commenced her speech by presenting the vision and mission of EIT Manufacturing South East. She emphasized the organization’s commitment to fostering innovation, boosting competitiveness, and promoting sustainable growth within the manufacturing industry.

In her presentation, Dr. Kousi highlighted the diverse range of services offered by EIT Manufacturing South East. The organization serves as a catalyst for innovation by providing access to a vast network of experts and funding opportunities. EIT Manufacturing South East encourages collaboration between different stakeholders through its innovation communities, enabling knowledge-sharing and co-creation.

Dr. Kousi’s presentation was just one of many insightful talks delivered at the event. Other esteemed speakers, representing various organizations and initiatives, also shared their perspectives on how they can assist manufacturing startups, SMEs, and research teams. The speakers discussed potential collaborations, funding mechanisms, and knowledge exchange platforms that could help propel the growth of manufacturing enterprises.