EIT Manufacturing and Produtech, who signed a collaboration agreement in March 2021, held a Forum to discuss the main challenges, trends and opportunities for the industry, both nationally and internationally

This event,that gathered more than 50 participants, took place in Porto on December 3rd during EMAF (International Fair of Machines, Equipment and Services) fair. The event, structured in four panels or strands, tackled several areas relevant to the future of the industry, from innovation and digitization of industrial processes, business development, financing opportunities, among other topics.

The EIT Manufacturing strand, organized by EIT Manufacturing CLC West and the Portuguese Members of the EIT Manufacturing community, namely, INESC TEC, INEGI, FEUP and SONAE, disseminated EIT Manufacturing ongoing activities in Portugal, and encouraged further participation of Portuguese organizations in this innovation community.

Other strands were devoted to present the results of the PRODUTECH SIF project, the ongoing activities and the upcoming funding opportunities for SMEs under the GALACTICA project, and the current activities and next actions of the PIMAP+ European partnership under the motto “Photonics for Advanced Manufacturing Plus”.