EIT Manufacturing ASBL maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its activities. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only information.

Please be informed that, while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we accept no responsibility or liability with regard to the information on our website and the material provided on this website. Moreover, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability, absence of infringement with respect to the website or the information.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. EIT Manufacturing accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this website or any linked external websites.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of EIT Manufacturing ASBL. EIT Manufacturing AISBL does not have any control on of the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Copyright notice

The copyright of all material, provided on this website is held by EIT Manufacturing ASBL or by the original creator of the material.

Reproduction of the material is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

However prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

For any query or complaint, please contact us at

Terms of Use

1.These terms of use govern your use of this website. By accessing the site, you agree to these terms of use (“Terms of Use”).

The following Terms of Use are terms of the legal agreement between EIT Manufacturing, and you, superseding prior agreements concerning the same subject matter. EIT manufacturing may change these terms of use at any time. We urge you to review these Terms of Use each time you visit the site. By accessing the site after a change to these Terms of Use, you will have accepted the changes.

2. The copyright in all material, including but not limited to images, illustrations, text, audio clips and video clips, provided on this Website is held by EIT Manufacturing ASBL or by the original creator of the material. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of EIT Manufacturing or the copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Website for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. You also may not, without EIT Manufacturing’s permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Website on any other server.

3. This Website may enable visitors to post their reviews, remarks, comments and other content. You may post such content so long as it is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a product or other content. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, although we do not regularly review posted content. If you post any such content, you grant us and our affiliated entities a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such content throughout the world in any media. You also grant us and our affiliates the right to use the name that you submit with any such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any content that you post and that our use of your content will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. We do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Website or otherwise. Please note that any information or material you submit over this Website or in any other manner will not be deemed to be confidential.

4. Some of the links on this Website will let you leave our Website. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained as a linked site or any changes or updates to such sites. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the site.

5. Your access to and use of the Website are at your own risk. The site is provided “as-is,” and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all other representations and warranties, express or implied, regarding the site including but not limited to the content, materials, information and software made available through it.

6. EIT Manufacturing ASBL will in no event be liable to you for any third party claim or for any consequential, direct, incidental or special damages, including without limitation, any lost profits or lost savings, regardless of the form of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict product liability or otherwise, even if it was forseeable or the possibility of such damages was brought to our attention.

7. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our licensors harmless, as well as our and their affiliates and employees, from all third party claims, liability, damages and costs arising from your unauthorized or improper use of the Website or the materials on this Website.

8. These Terms of Use shall be construed and governed by the laws of France. You agree that any dispute which cannot be settled amicably, shall be submitted to the competent Court or Tribunal of France.

9. If any provision of these Terms of Use, or their application to any person, place, or circumstance, is held to be invalid, unenforceable or void, the remainder of these Terms of Use and such provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Neither our failure nor our delay in exercising, enforcing or taking action against you with respect to any of our rights or powers shall operate as a waiver of such powers or rights. No single or partial exercise by us of any of our powers or rights will preclude us from exercising such powers and rights in the future or from exercising other powers and rights.

10. Contact Information:
EIT Manufacturing ASBL
Centre d’Intégration Nano- INNOV,
2 Boulevard Thomas Gobert
91120 Palaiseau
Paris-Saclay, France
Paris, France

Privacy policy – Personal data protection

This is the Privacy Policy of EIT Manufacturing ASBL and its affiliated entities.

EIT Manufacturing ASBL is a non-profit association under French law, whose registered office is located at Centre d’Intégration NanoINNOV, 8 Avenue de la Vauve, Palaiseau Paris, 91120 France. An affiliated entity of EIT Manufacturing is a legal entity directly or indirectly Controlled by EIT Manufacturing ASBL, for so long as such Control lasts;

“Control” of any entity shall exist through the direct or indirect:

  • ownership of more than 50% of the voting rights attached to the total number of capital shares or other securities with voting rights issued by the company, or

  • the right, by any other means, to appoint or dismiss the majority of the board members or directors of the entity (or persons performing similar functions);

EIT Manufacturing and its affiliated entities are herein referred to as “EIT Manufacturing” or “we”.

EIT Manufacturing embodies the KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) established by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology in the field of manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing’s mission is to bring European manufacturing actors together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the processing of personal data that takes place via the EIT Manufacturing website and/or online or during EIT Manufacturing events or activities or in context of the execution of contracts.

This Privacy Policy may be modified, for example, in connection with new features on the website or to comply with new legal, contractual or administrative obligations. We therefore recommend that you regularly consult this Privacy Policy. Important changes will be announced on our website.

I. Who is responsible for processing your personal data – Data controller

EIT Manufacturing is the controller for the processing of your personal data.
The processing of your personal date can be done by either EIT Manufacturing as controller or by a processor (e.g. third-party companies like IT services providers, hosting providers, etc. to which EIT Manufacturing outsources some services involving processing operations in their quality of external data processors) engaged to that end.

II. What data do we process – personal data

EIT Manufacturing is processing personal information submitted by you in the context of your use of the website application and/or attendance of one or more of EIT Manufacturing events or activities, including alumni programs, and/or the preparation and performance of the contracts you have with EIT Manufacturing and/or the projects of EIT Manufacturing.

We may collect and use the following personal data about you:

  • Your name and contact information, including email address and telephone number, job title and company/organisation details

  • Information to enable us to check and verify your identity, e.g. your date /place of birth

  • In relation to specific projects, we may collect information including your nationality, geographical location such as city, region, or country, gender, age, sector of employment.

  • Your responses to surveys, competitions and promotion of events

  • Any special requirements or points of interest you indicate during your registration to events.

EIT Manufacturing is also processing certain non-directly identifying data when you visit our website, such as the type of browser you are using, the operating system you are using, your IP address, technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

III. Purpose and objective of the data processing.

For the technical and functional management of the website

We process personal data for the technical and functional management of our website and to make the website easy to use. By using your data, we can check how our website is used and we can improve its content and layout. These data also allow us to adequately secure our website.
For this, we can process data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the browser you are using, the sites you visited earlier, and the time and duration of your visit. We do this, for example, by using cookies.

We process these data based on the legitimate interest of EIT Manufacturing in providing a well-functioning and secure website.

To perform our contracts, to keep you informed of our activities and, to allow you to participate in our activities

We process your personal data

  • to exercise our rights and carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including obligations in connection with the accession form to the framework partnership agreement (FPA) and the yearly specific agreement (SGA) with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the internal agreement grant for the specific year and the statutes and by-laws of EIT Manufacturing

  • to take the necessary steps to allow you to become a partner of EIT Manufacturing, as the case may be

  • to allow you as an EIT Manufacturing partner to submit proposals for EIT Manufacturing innovation projects, the EIT Manufacturing projects for business creation and the accelerator projects

  • to allow you to prepare and execute your participation in the above referred to innovation projects, projects for business creation and the accelerator projects

  • when you wish to be kept informed of our activities by signing up, for example, to EIT Manufacturing newsletters,

  • to provide you information about EIT Manufacturing’s partners’ events, alumni events and about EIT Manufacturing activities that might be of interest to you.

  • to allow you to participate in EIT Manufacturing education programs.

  • to allow you to participate in the EIT Manufacturing alumni activities

  • to allow you to post reviews, remarks, comments and other contents

  • to allow you to get in contact with EIT Manufacturing and to answer the questions you have raised

To this end, we can process data such as your name, your job, your company name, your address, your e-mail address, your preferred language, and specific areas in which you are interested or in which you participate, your correspondence with EIT Manufacturing, and any other personal data you provide that may be relevant to answering your questions.

We process this information based on

  • your request to take steps prior to entering into a contract, or

  • the necessity to execute a contract with you, or

  • the legitimate interest of EIT Manufacturing or

  • your consent, or

  • to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

To make contact in the context of a selection and recruitment process

When you apply for a job through the website, we process your personal data in order to contact you and to follow up your application.
For this, we can process data such as your name, your contact information, your correspondence with EIT Manufacturing, your resume, and other documents you provide us with.

The processing of your personal data for this purpose is based on your request to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

To comply with professional, legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our organisation.

IV. Access to and sharing of your personal data

EIT Manufacturing makes use of third parties to perform certain (processing) activities such as hosting the website, organising mailing campaigns, etc. EIT Manufacturing concludes a processing agreement with the parties that have access to personal data for the performance of their services.

For some of the processing activities performed, it is possible that your data is processed outside the European Economic Area. EIT Manufacturing has agreed the necessary contractual safeguards by concluding the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. These transfers are subject to appropriate safeguards as outlined in Article 46 GDPR.

The following countries to which we may transfer personal data have been assessed by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data: USA (under Privacy Shield, adopted on 12 July 2016, allowing for the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes).

We do not provide any personal data to other parties except when required under our contractual obligations with EIT, by law or by court order.

V. Pictures and movies / Events

With respect to pictures or movies being taken or shot during EIT Manufacturing events in which you are participating, in which you would be easily recognizable, you shall always remain free not to participate in a photograph or in a movie, on the spot or to signal to the event organisers, in a written note when registering to the event, that you do not wish to appear.

Should you participate in a photograph or movie in which you are easily recognizable, or provide yourself a photograph or movie to EIT Manufacturing, you thereby explicitly and unequivocally agree to the royalty free use of your photographs and movie image by EIT Manufacturing for EIT Manufacturing related dissemination purposes and, for that purpose, waive the right to invoke any and all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to portrait rights, against EIT Manufacturing, as regards to any photograph or movie image that was submitted by you to EIT Manufacturing and/or made of you by EIT Manufacturing.

VI. Protection of personal data and duration of storage of personal data

EIT Manufacturing takes reasonable security measures to protect your personal data from destruction, loss, modification or any other unauthorised processing. EIT Manufacturing does not store your personal data for longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is stored.

VII. Data subject rights

You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge:

Further information

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us.

You can direct your request based on the above rights by post to the above address. Please note that the applicable legislation may impose conditions on exercising the above rights.

You also have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority, which is the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) with office at 3 Place de Fontenoy, TSA 80715, 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07, France.

If you have further questions about this website or about this Privacy Policy, you may also contact us at



Cookie Policy

To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s server and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What is a browser?

A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies. Please see the section below Change your Browser Settings

What do cookies do?

Cookies record information about your online actions and preferences over a period of time and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our websites and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, you may choose to personalise the content of a website in order to see the latest news and weather for your region. In order to do this, a cookie is placed on your device to remember where you live so that we deliver the information that has been requested by you. This is a prime example of how cookies are used to improve your experience of a website.

Which cookies are used?

We use first party and third party cookies:

First party cookies are cookies created by the website itself. These cookies are used to optimise your user-experience.

Third party cookies are cookies created by parties other than the website. Third party cookies in relation to our website are a.o. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics.

A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:

Necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include for example cookies that enable you to log in.

The cookies used are provided in the following table

Change your Browser Settings

You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of what are known as “cookies:” text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze website usage statistics through your use. The information generated about your use of the website by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website and you are located within a member state of the European Union or another country that is a signatory to the agreement regarding the European Economic Area, however, your IP address will be abbreviated before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports regarding website activities, and to provide additional services associated with use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits in the context of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by altering the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we must inform you that in this case, you will not be able to use the complete range of functions that this website offers. Moreover, you can prevent the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie – which includes your IP address – from being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1

Acquisition and disclosure of information: The Google +1 button can be used to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provided to the content you +1’d, as well as information about the page that you +1’d. Your +1 may be displayed in connection with your profile name and photo on Google services – such as Google search results or your Google profile – or in other locations on websites or ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you will need an internationally visible, public Google profile that must contain a name, even if it is only a name that was specifically chosen for that profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you previously used to share content via your Google account. Your Google profile identity can be displayed for users who know your e-mail address or who have other information that could be used to identify you. Usage of the data collected: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google data privacy regulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity, and/or it may pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or associated websites.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

Functions of the online service Twitter are integrated in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc.: Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public for other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter during the process.

We would like to clarify that Twitter does not inform us, the operators of this website, of the content of the data transmitted or how Twitter uses said data. You can find further information on this subject in Twitter’s data privacy statement at

You can change your Twitter data privacy settings under your account settings at

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