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EIT Manufacturing Call for Proposals 2021

Be part of global revolution and boost manufacturing innovation in Europe

Application deadline: 30 March 2020

What EIT Manufacturing does

EIT Manufacturing is an innovation ecosystem with the mission to bring European manufacturing actors together in order to add unique value to European products, processes, services – and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.

EIT Manufacturing solicits Activity proposals in the areas of education, innovation, and business creation and will co-invest with the partners to achieve economic value and societal impact.

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EIT Manufacturing invites organisations that are currently not members of the association to participate in the Call for Proposals. For details of the current call process, please download the Call for Proposals 2021 Guidelines and as supporting documentation the Frequently Asked Questions.

Organisations intending to participate in the call must

  • be able to advance the state of European manufacturing industry and competencies
  • be eligible for EU funding according to Horizon 2020 rules, e.g. incorporated in Europe or associated countries

(Micro SMEs and individuals are not eligible)

How to join

If you want to express your interest to participate, please fill out this form. You will be asked for key information on your organisation, including its general competencies in the manufacturing area and the specific interest in this call.

Note: According to the EIT Manufacturing statutes, the lead partner of an Activity must be an existing member of EIT Manufacturing. This means that you will have to become part of a proposal team with at least one existing EIT Manufacturing member. You can get in contact with EIT Manufacturing members via the representative provided in the list of current partners. In addition, the information you provided in the form will be published to the EIT Manufacturing existing partners which then can contact you.

If a proposal you are involved in will be selected for execution in 2021, you will have to become a member of the EIT Manufacturing association as an 'Activity Partner'. This entails paying a membership fee of 7.5% of the funding from EIT Manufacturing. After 2021, you may apply for a permanent membership.

Key dates:

  • Pre-Call: opens Feb 24, 2020 – closes Mar 30, 2020
  • Main Call: opens: Apr 15, 2020 –  closes: May 22, 2020
  • Proposals acceptance decision announced: July 3, 2020
  • Proposal revisions completed: July 17, 2020
  • Start of accepted Activities: Jan 1, 2021

Call for Proposals