Centrale Nantes - partner in EIT Manufacturing

"Global manufacturing innovation will be led by Europe"

That is the vision of EIT Manufacturing, a consortium of 53 partners including Centrale Nantes - from business, education and research - created at the end of 2018. EIT Manufacturing is one of the Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an independent EU body, which was set up in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and the only such initiative to fully integrate business, education and research.

EIT Manufacturing aims to bring European manufacturing players together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing.

Six strategic objectives to tackle the main challenges of manufacturing in Europe:

  • Excellent manufacturing skills and talents: adding value through an upskilled workforce and engaged students.
  • Efficient manufacturing innovation ecosystems: adding value through creating ecosystems for innovation, entrepreneurship and business transformation focused on innovation hotspots.
  • Full digitalisation of manufacturing: adding value through digital solutions and platforms that connect value networks globally.             
  • Customer-driven manufacturing: adding value through agile and flexible manufacturing that meets global personalised demand.
  • Socially sustainable manufacturing: adding value through safe, healthy, ethical and socially sustainable production and products.             
  • Environmentally sustainable manufacturing: adding value by making industry greener and cleaner.

Centrale Nantes involvement

Centrale Nantes joined EIT Manufacturing in June 2019 and is already involved in the work group that is developing EIT manufacturing Master programmes.

It is also our intention to respond to annual calls for projects which will open each February - in business creation, education and research - over the seven years of the intitiative.

Consortium Partners

EIT Manufacturing brings together a group of world-class stakeholders that includes 53 leading partners from business, education and research.
Published on October 7, 2019 Updated on June 30, 2020