EIT Manufacturing Intrapreneurship Challenge: Moving forward with European Manufacturing Innovation in RIS Countries!

EIT Manufacturing Intrapreneurship Challenge: Moving forward with European Manufacturing Innovation in RIS Countries!

EIT Manufacturing is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It is one of eight innovation communities within EIT. EIT Manufacturing’s main goal is to bring European stakeholders focused on manufacturing together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes, and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing brings together more than 70 organizations (universities, research institutes, and businesses) as well as a growing network of innovative startups, scaleups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In this context, EIT Manufacturing is excited to launch the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Intrapreneurship Challenge.

Discover the RIS Intrapreneurship Challenge 2022

To ensure that innovations can perfectly access the market, the industry has the right talent, and entrepreneurs can thrive, EIT Manufacturing connects and integrates the areas of education, innovation, and business creation through the Regional Innovation Scheme.

The RIS Intrapreneurship Challenge is a competition to attract, select and support manufacturing end-users in EIT RIS eligible countries to develop innovative projects with the support of solutions providers addressing societal and environmental aspects.

How does the challenge work?

A manufacturing end-user, supported by an employee who leads the effort as the intrapreneur, and a solutions provider – apply together to implement an intrapreneurship challenge for one of the topics listed below.

The implementation of the intrapreneurship challenge should create a significant benefit for the employees of the manufacturing end-users and/or for the manufacturing end-user from an economic, societal, or environmental perspective.

The call is available only for organizations from EIT RIS eligible countries.

What topics should you apply with?

  • Flexible Production Systems for Competitive Manufacturing
  • Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing
  • Digital & Collaborative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturing Ecosystems
  • Human-Machine Co-working for Socially Sustainable Manufacturing

The EIT Manufacturing RIS Intrapreneurship Challenge is Open to All Manufacturing Stakeholders

If you are an individual working for a Manufacturing company, this is your chance to apply as an intrapreneur to improve the daily routine in your job. All you need to do is help your company identify the technical challenges that require improvements.

If you are a manufacturing end-user, this is a great opportunity to improve your production performance by implementing tailor-made solutions based on your specific production needs.

If you are a solution provider looking to enhance your startup or company service or product portfolio, this is your opportunity to build a new income stream by exploiting a co-created service or solution and scale it to potential customers.

Your Efforts to Advance Manufacturing Innovation come with Exciting Rewards

  • An opportunity for developing a tailor-made solution based on your production needs
  • Business mentoring to build a business strategy out of the outcomes of the project
  • Dedicated support in project facilitation, conceptualization, and implementation
  • Access to EIT Manufacturing’s network and European visibility
  • Financial support for the manufacturing end-users and solutions providers up to EUR 50 000 per proposal to implement an Intrapreneurship challenge on your manufacturing lines or production systems
  • Financial rewards for intrapreneurs based on the implementation excellence of the selected challenges at the end of 2022

Key dates of the EIT Manufacturing RIS Intrapreneurship Challenge

  • Applications close: May 17th, 2022, 23:59 (CET)
  • Project start date: June 1st, 2022
  • Project end date: December 31, 2022

EIT Manufacturing strives to accelerate faster innovation with the potential to improve everyday life globally, help meet Europe’s ambitious climate goals, and ensure that its workforce is ready for tomorrow’s challenges!

EIT Manufacturing — Making Innovation Happen!

Ready to solve manufacturing challenges through collaboration & innovation? Apply today for the EIT Manufacturing RIS Intrapreneurship Challenge!


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