Opportunities and Calls
Opportunities and calls
EIT Manufacturing wants to empower European companies with people who are capable and inspired to shape the future of manufacturing by delivering a portfolio of services and opportunities:
For master and doctoral students:
This EIT Manufacturing programme aims to attract and empower top talents with mobility and other learning opportunities that help them become leading manufacturing innovators and entrepreneurs. The programme offers mobility, mentorship, networking, innovation and entrepreneurship, including relevant training on how to develop a business model, a business case, etc. As an EIT Manufacturing Master’s graduate, you will be able to generate startups or innovation within manufacturing companies and ecosystems, contributing to European competitiveness, environmental sustainability and the creation of new jobs.
The EIT Manufacturing Master School offers four different, comprehensive programmes:
- People and Robots for Sustainable Work
- Additive Manufacture for Full Flexibility
- Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy
- Platforms for digitalised value networks
- Data Analysis and AI for Competitive Manufacturing
This programme ensures direct participation of industry with:
- Real case studies
- Testimonies and tours
This EIT Manufacturing programme aims to attract and empower top talent from our partner universities across Europe. The objective is to provide young talent with mobility and other learning opportunities that help them become leading manufacturing innovators and entrepreneurs. EIT Manufacturing PhDs will be one of the main assets of the EIT Manufacturing innovation communities, spreading innovation and creating new businesses within the manufacturing ecosystem.
The EIT Manufacturing Doctoral Programme offers mobility, mentorship, networking, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business modules to PhD students. EIT Manufacturing PhD graduates will generate startups or innovate within manufacturing companies and ecosystems, contributing to European competitiveness, environmental sustainability and the creation of new quality jobs.
Close cooperation with the industry is key for development of EIT Manufacturing PhD candidates. This cooperation also brings value to the industry through innovation and/or new businesses.
Participants will receive the following diplomas:
- A PhD diploma (issued by the partner institutions)
- An EIT Label Certificate
EIT Manufacturing’s Doctoral and Master School Programmes are also built on the Learning and Teaching Factories paradigms, ensuring a practical and hands-on approach that is anchored in industrial reality.
For individual learners and companies
Skills.move is EIT Manufacturing’s Guided Learning Platform. Skills.move aims at supporting Europe’s manufacturing industry to upskill and reskill its current and future workforce by providing easy access to a personalised learning experience.
Skills.move, will deliver digital learning content based on learning units, allowing students and workers to get fast access to the latest manufacturing knowledge and supporting learning as and when needed without requiring enrolment in a long-term programme.
The learner will rely on different kinds of didactic media, like e-learning units, practical task lessons, AR/VR sessions and learning assessments, to achieve and verify desired competencies.
Skills.move will complement theoretical with practical learning by connecting people who share similar interests, allowing them to experience Learning Factories and real working environments, through the Teaching Factory training projects.
All of this is possible due to combined learning units, tailored to each user’s needs, to create an individual learning path. The content has been developed by our community of partners, in line with pre-identified industry needs.
This programme provides personalised learning trajectories, with final certification, to equip learners with entrepreneurial and sustainability skills, as well as competencies on advanced technology applications.
The offerings from this programme are focused on companies, which enrol their employees/professionals in the learning activities. Initial assessment of the competencies of the participants will allow co-design with the learners and companies, to map out targeted final competencies of the participants and their personalised learning trajectories.
Flexy Enhance will support the learners in developing:
- competencies to incorporate sustainability and ethical concerns in manufacturing plans and decisions;
- creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills;
- leadership competencies;
- intercultural skills;
- digital skills;
- flagships-related knowledge and skills.
Personalised learning trajectories may include the following elements:
- at least three months of internship for each learner;
- digital nuggets/learning paths for Skills.move;
- T&LFNs sessions ;
- cross-boundary, cross-organisational challenges and teamwork.
Academic mentors and business/industrial coaches will help to monitor and support the progress of the learners along their personalised trajectories. A final assessment of the competencies achieved by the learners will be carried out, and the final certificates will bear the EIT Manufacuring label. Activities under this programme will start in 2022.
A Teaching Factory is a collaboration space where practitioners bring experience from the factory to teach students, while students and faculty bring knowledge from the classroom to teach practitioners. This collaboration is supported with a web conferencing platform and is an ongoing process over a lengthy period of time, with regular sessions and continuous interaction between the factory and the classroom.
The EIT Manufacturing Teaching Factories Network enables companies and learners to interact on a wide variety of challenges and disciplines.
Learning Factories are realistic models of actual production plants that are simplified for didactic reasons and reproduced inside a lab to train students. Learning Factories have been used in universities and industry for many years now.
The EIT Manufacturing Learning Factories Network offers wide and comprehensive training experiences.
The programme uses complex learning environments for the manufacturing context that contain authentic replicas of real production systems and value chains in which learners can learn based on experiences, in a hands-on fashion.
These activities involve groups of SMEs that are willing to prepare their human capital for a transition – to be more digital, green, resilient and/or technologically empowered.
Consulting and training trajectories for SMEs to upskill members of their workforce for transformation are created and delivered with the support of networking partners who are trusted by SMEs, such as industrial associations and partners from a cluster or other network.
Activities are focused on SMEs committed to undertaking the learning trajectory and exposing at least two people per working area/competence area/hierarchy to training. Projects will start with a joint assessment of the skill gaps and learning needs of the involved SMEs for defining a roadmap, together with the SMEs and facilitated by the network partners. Tailored learning paths will be designed for all the relevant roles (e.g., designers, maintenance technicians, operators, managers, etc.), and a monitoring plan will be defined with the companies to review the progress and achievements of the learning. Finally, the competencies achieved by the learners will be assessed and certified by EIT Manufacturing.
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Other collaboration opportunities (cross-KIC)
Collaboration with the other EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) represents an indispensable added value for achieving the EIT Manufacturing Strategic Objectives and increasing the overall impact of the EIT Community. EIT Maufacturing is therefore keen to deepen cooperation where there is a thematic fit. This allows our KIC to strengthen the manufacturing domain and create a win-win situation enhancing Europe’s competitiveness in a multi-dimensional way.
EIT Manufacturing is active in many cross-KIC working groups (75% of the ongoing cross-KIC collaboration from 2022 onwards). This ensures the adoption of best practices from other KICs, increasing effectiveness and sharing information on tools and instruments.
Further efficiency gains have been identified regarding the EIT educational programmes, for example, by increasing coordination and establishing a common platform for the promotion of educational activities. Increased visibility of the KICs and the EIT, combined with the efforts to attract more partners from the education sector to innovation-driven teaching, will significantly enlarge the outreach.
Contact our headquarters or our co-location centres
EIT Manufacturing is headquartered in Paris-Saclay and has six Co-Location Centres (CLCs) across Europe.
EIT Manufacturing’s Co-Location Centres (CLCs) are strategically situated to link regions that have high levels of manufacturing activity and advanced technology.