1. A word from the CEO
Dear EIT Manufacturing Partners,
I hope you all had a very good start into the “Golden Twenties”. 2020 is not only the starting year of a new decade but as well the first year of operations for EIT Manufacturing.
In 2019 we have made significant progress building a strong foundation and hiring permanent leadership, progress in reaching out to the outside world, progress in building our future plans and most importantly progress in executing the first call for proposals and developed a strong Business Plan for 2020.
Even we have not yet finalized the signing of the Framework Partnership Agreement with the EIT, all projects have started in January their work and I wish you all good progress and impressive results at the end of the year to demonstrate the outside world the strength and uniqueness of our partnership.
Unfortunately the Match-Making Event in Milan, February 24 and 25 was cancelled in alignment with the recommendations of the Lombardia local authorities related to the possible corona virus outbreak consequences.
As you are already aware, all the agenda was rescheduled to web based solutions and the Call for proposals 2021 was launched on the 24th of February so, let’s do our best to bring along ambitious and challenging projects for the Business Plan 2021.
Last and certainly not least I am very pleased to announce that the Interims Directors for Education, Communication and EU Affairs/RIS, CLC Central and CLC West passed successfully our recruitment process and were nominated as permanent Directors. Further Sophie Sartoris joined the Management Team as Director of Finance and Godwill Bancole as Business Creation Director.
Please join me in welcoming Paola, Cristina, Konstantinos, Christian, Antoni, Sophie and Godwill as members to the permanent EIT Manufacturing Management Team.