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Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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EIT Manufacturing

The mission of this innovation community is to strengthen and increase the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing industry.

Programmes Digital, Industry & Space   EIT   NMBP  

Published on | 1 year ago

Last updated on | 5 months ago

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About the community

This innovation community will bring together all actors in this innovation ecosystem and should lead to innovative products, services and also processes.

There are 6 general objectives

  • Upskilling the workforce and developing the talent
  • Creating efficient manufacturing innovation ecosystems
  • Digitizing the manufacturing industry
  • More on-demand and customer focused manufacturing
  • Manufacturing that looks at health, ethics, social acceptance and safety
  • Environmentally sustainable manufacturing


These objectives are reflected in five different schemes for which organizations, researchers and industry (knowledge triangle) can apply:

  • Business creation of high-growth companies to lead the transformation of the manufacturing industry in Europe
  • Education of current and future workforce to make sure they are equipped to work with the technologies of the future
  • Innovation where they develop technologies and bring them to the market as ready-made innovative products, services and processes
  • Regional innovation schemes to help countries and regions that are lagging behind in terms of manufacturing innovation
  • Activities where they work together with other innovation communities to create cross-sectoral innovations

How to get involved?

The EIT publishes regularly calls for proposals for these different programmes. You can find out the opportunities and latest news at the webpage of the innovation community

The headquarter of this innovation community is in Paris but there are several regional hubs. There is no office in Belgium and Flemish interested parties need to contact the Darmstadt hub by mail

You can also attend or watch InnoveEIT, the annual conference of the EIT where you can meet other members of the communities and experts of the EIT itself.

Finally you can contact the NCP for manufacturing, 

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