Innovation Funding Catalyst

Supporting manufacturing innovators to identify and apply for EU funding

The Innovation Funding Catalyst (IFC) is a service by EIT Manufacturing to support partners and innovators in the manufacturing sector to identify and apply for EU funding.

Innovation Funding Catalyst fosters and accelerates the growth of innovative ideas and projects in the manufacturing sector. The goal is to connect organizations and provide guidance to increase the chances of success in securing funding.

The service will allow EIT Manufacturing to support the participation of its community members and other European entities in different calls and funding schemes, in particular Horizon Europe, building trust and paving the way to future innovations. 


5 main steps​

How does it work?

EITM has launched this initiative, to fosters the creation of consortia and competitive proposals, supporting European organizations with 5 main steps​:

1. PROFILING: We gather information about the interest, expertise and past experience​ of our community partner.

2. ALERTING: We screen in advance Work Programme and we provide a curated selection of funding opportunities that can align with our partner’s areas of interest and expertise.  

3. EOI: We collect the Expression of Interest (EoI) of our partners. 

4. MATCHMAKING: We connect our partners (based on EOIs) with consortia under creation. We collect consortia’s needs and we put them directly in contact with other organizations in full confidentiality. 

5. CREATING: We support the creation of new consortia​. 

What does it offer?

  • Information and awareness about funding opportunities.
  • Direct link to a wide group of topic-specific European and international expertise.
  • Curated networking and matchmaking opportunities.
  • Support in getting EU-funding

Expression of interest

If you are interested in receiving EIT Manufacturing support and you would like to know more about Innovation Funding Catalyst, please contact us as soon as possible.

Contact Form

You can submit your contact details expressing your interest here.

What makes the difference?

Part of the European Union

  • We are part of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology, a body of the European Union.
  • We talk daily with the most innovative organizations in the European manufacturing ecosystem.
  • We know the needs and expertise of our partners and stakeholders.

How do we work?

  • Our team constantly review the Horizon Europe Work Programme and other EU instruments.
  • From 6 to 4 months before the calls’ deadline, our customers will receive a curated selection of funding opportunities that can align with their areas of interest and expertise.
  • From 4 months to a few weeks before the calls’ deadline, we match the expression of interest with the request from ongoing consortia.

What our partners say

“In less than a month we have been able to complete our consortium. EITM network is powerful!”

Research Institution

“We have always participated in regional or national funded projects. This was the first time for us in a pan-European consortium and EIT Manufacturing supported us since the very first meeting.”

Large Enterprise

Contact Form

You can submit your contact details expressing your interest here.

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