EIT Manufacturing Summit 2020

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EIT Manufacturing Summit 2020 will take place on December 10 & 11, starting at 10 a.m. CET on both days.


The summit will be 100% virtual and open to all interested. Everybody interested in how Europe’s manufacturing industry contributes to creating a more sustainable, more digital and more competitive Europe is invited to join. Register here.


The EIT Manufacturing Summit will host the BoostUp! Grand Final 2020. The competition will unite the winners of this year’s five BoostUp! regional finals and identify the most promising European entrepreneurs, start-ups, and SMEs. The “BoostUp! Oscars” will be awarded in three categories: Create, Accelerate, and Transform.


The event programme is available here. Register now here.
More info about the event will follow on our website and social media channels.

10.00 I Welcome & introduction

Master of Ceremony: Karin Helmstaedt, Journalist & Moderator Deutsche Welle

Introductory discussion: Cecilia Warrol, EIT Manufacturing Supervisory Board Chair & Klaus Beetz, EIT Manufacturing CEO

10.20 I EIT in Horizon Europe

  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • EIT Community: Taking Stock, Looking Forward. Keynote by Martin Kern, Director of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

11.00 I Keynote: Thriving in Change: How European Manufacturing Can Win by Working with Startups

11.35 I Manufacturing a greener Europe
Meet a selection of the EIT Manufacturing 2020 projects

  • SoftDream (industrial 3D printing), Emil Johansson, RISE
  • Zero Defects 4.0, Ana Silva, Sonae Arauco

12.00 I Panel discussion– Green & resilient manufacturing for Europe’s prosperity

Summit participants will be invited to answer polls & make questions

12.45 I Closing Remarks

Afternoon (13:30 /16:00): Virtual networking & time to visit virtual booth area

Note: Event with virtual live streaming.

10.00 I Welcome. Karin Helmstaedt, Journalist & Moderator, Deutsche Welle

Introduction to Day 2 by Dimitris Mavrikios, EIT Manufacturing COO

10.05 I Keynote: A green and resilient digital industry

    • Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence & Digital Industry, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission  

10.25 I Keynote: Advanced manufacturing in Horizon Europe

    • Peter Dröll, Director for Prosperity, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

10.45 I Towards a more competitive, green and resilient Europe.

               Meet a selection of the EIT Manufacturing 2020 projects

10:45  I  Session 1: EIT Manufacturing supporting innovators

    • Godwill Bancole, Director Business Creation
      On stage projects/start-ups: Gazelle Accelerator (Oriana Rodriquez); Plasticfri (Max Mohammadi); BaltLed (Mindaugas Jasiulevičius)

11:15  I  Session 2: Skills for the Future

    • Paola Fantini, Director Education
      On stage projects: Embryo (Lander Galdos); FT Knownet (Harry Bikas); Mirrorlabs (Doris Aschenbrenner); Shaping (Gil Gonçalves)

11:50  I  Session 3: Building resilience

    • Konstantinos Georgoulias, Director RIS & European Affairs
      On stage projects: Innov Ventilator (Arantxa Renteria); Perform (Denis Dowling); ManuLearn (Anna-Maria Korfiati)

12:20  I  Getting fit for digital

    • Jean-François Duroch, Director Innovation
      On stage projects: CanVAAs (Saadia Dhouib); DigiTrafoRis (Jordan Janeczko)

12.40 I Closing words. Looking ahead – 2021 outlook.

Looking forward to 2021 – EIT Manufacturing CEO & Co-Location Center Directors

13.30 I  BoostUp! 2020 Final

Note: Event with virtual live streaming.


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