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EIT Manufacturing (HEU) – 2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 for Innovation proposals – 2023

Horizon Europe - EIT Manufacturing will put Europe at the centre of a global revolution and boost manufacturing innovation in Europe by connecting people with skills, technologies with markets, and innovators with investors.

7.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Program Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Business & Industry Cooperation & Development Employment Energy Environment & Climate Research & Innovation Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Large company (> 250 employees) Research centre & university Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees)
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
  • Member States
  • Associated Countries
  • Low and middle-income countries

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To optimise production processes and increase resources efficency through digital solutions
  • To develop social sustainable and human-centric manufacturing
  • To foster environmentally sustainable manufacturing through circular business models and new technologies

Among financed actions

  • AI system that support forecasting and prediction to avoid peak load and bottleneck, improving energy and resource management in critical scenarios
  • Simulation tool to reduce engineering time and material purchase by designing reconfigurable equipment adjusting to new production processes and limit the construction/purchase of new single-use machines
  • Process design solutions to improve safety in human-machine collaborative workplaces
  • Programming by doing solutions, enabling operators to rely on no-code or lowcode interfaces allowing for complex tasks to be executed
  • Solutions that improve the inclusiveness of the work environment and the ways in which unskilled or low-skilled labour can participate on the shopfloor
  • Implementation of the Digital Product Passport concept providing relevant data on product life cycle and end-of-life, increasing the return rate of end-of-life products
  • Manufacturing-as-a-service business model implemented in one or more value chains
  • New methodology guidelines and digital solutions to make the remanufacturing of complex products easier
  • Developing and integrating repair and detection technology within the production system

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 18 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • A consortium composed of at least 3 entities, established in at least 3 different EU Member States or associated countries to the programme
  • Total budget of the call: 7.500.000 euro
  • Total budget of the topic:
    • Topic 1: between 2 and 3 million euro
    • Topic 2: between 1 and 2 million euro
    • Topic 3: between 2.500.000 and 4.500.000 euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 600.000 and 900.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 30% and 40% of the total eligible costs


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