2020 Summit Highlights - EITM Summit 2021
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2020 Summit Highlights

With close to 800 active participants from more than 40 countries, and over 70 featured projects, the first edition of EIT Manufacturing Summit showcased some of the latest research and future technologies, paving the road for a resilient, greener, digital, and sustainable industrial sector in Europe.

Watch some of the highlights below:

Antoaneta Angela- Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation, and Sport, DG EAC

Europe is nurturing innovation through multiple programmes with the EIT  playing a key role.  Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport, DG for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture gave an insight to the EU-level framework.

Peter Dröll, Director for Research and Innovation, European Commission

“It’s all about impact and acceleration, we have to move from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0, said Peter Dröll, Director for Research and Innovation, European Commission. In his intervention, he also spoke about advanced Manufacturing in Horizon Europe, and how it can facilitate further knowledge valorisation.

Adiari Vazquez, CEO and Founder, Braver Ventures

“The EU is a powerhouse for Tech innovation AND the world’s biggest exporter of manufactured goods” – watch keynote by Adiari Vazquez, Ph.D. about how Europe’s manufacturing can make the most of its strenghts by collaborating with dynamic startups

EIT Manufacturing Co-Location Center Directors

The way forward:  At the end of the 2020 Summit, our five Co-Location Center Directors spoke about future challenges and how to engage more companies and people in transforming Europe’s industry.