“It was Ruth Kearney from Nightingale HQ who put us in touch with IDEAM,” explains Wolfgang Kniejski, Senior Business Creation Manager with EIT Manufacturing Central. “She knows the EIT Manufacturing community well and thought our networks would be a good match – and she was right.”
Shortly after first contacts, in May 2022, three representatives from EIT Manufacturing took part in a conference IDEAM organises annually, this time on Digitalisation of Manufacturing. They had the opportunity to present the organisation and the services they offer in a keynote, moderate a panel discussion on climate neutrality and remanufacturing as well as lead a workshop exclusively for IDEAM members.
Wolfgang Knieski, Senior Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing, Christian Bölling, Managing Director at EIT Manufacturing, Shane Hassett, CEO at WAZP, during the workshop “Factories of the Future – Global Supply Chain for Additive Manufacturing”
“That was a great opportunity to achieve visibility in the Irish manufacturing industry, especially through the workshop our Innovation Manager Amardeep Banerjee led”, says Christian Bölling, Managing Director of EIT Manufacturing Central. “Since May, we have met very interesting contacts from companies in Ireland and even had visitors in Darmstadt for a matchmaking event.”
Wolfgang Kniejski is delighted with the Irish Manufacturing landscape. “We’ve met so many great small and medium-sized companies from various parts of the value chain as well as innovative and capable entrepreneurs and start-ups. We look forward to working our how we can best assist them in their development.”
Amardeep Banerjee led the workshop 20 September 2022.
The network partnership was announced on the occasion of a collaborative workshop, “Factories of the Future – Global Supply Chain for Additive Manufacturing”, which was organised by WAZP, IDEAM and EIT Manufacturing. It was focussed on providing outstanding industry best practices as well as giving practical insight into how the EIT Manufacturing supports the growth of advanced manufacturing SMEs in Ireland and further afield.
Lively discussions during the workshop
Photo credit for all images except portraits: Lucas Almeida