- Published on 06 May 2021
- External News
EIT Manufacturing partners with Advanced Manufacturing International
EIT Manufacturing ASBL and Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI) signed a network cooperation contract to confirm their mutual interest in business development and manufacturing innovation on a global level.
EIT Manufacturing is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. For this Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which is already collaborating with several global initiatives (e.g., World Manufacturing Forum), it is the first network cooperation deal closed with a non-European entity.
Antoni Pijoan, Director of EIT Manufacturing Co-location Center West and responsible for the global outreach programme: “This agreement is fully in-line with our cross-KIC global outreach activities. Partnering with AMI brings us one step closer to fulfilling our vision: Global manufacturing innovation shall be led by Europe.” Global outreach contributes to EIT’s goal of being the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs. Outside of Europe, EIT operates Hubs in Silicon Valley, Israel and China, each of them with specific areas of concentration. For Silicon Valley, the focus is on the European Green Deal and its liaison with the U.S. Green New Deal, as well as digital transformation solutions that could be applied with strong impact on manufacturing.
Dr. Stephan Biller, AMI CEO and National Academy Member: “AMI and EIT Manufacturing share many business synergies and are united in driving worldwide manufacturing innovation. In today’s manufacturing ecosystem even small to medium-sized companies are global in that they rely on global supply chains. Through this partnership, we will leverage the resources and expertise of both organizations to empower manufacturers of all sizes with the digital transformative technologies that are critical to success in the global economy.”
Win-win on both sides of the Atlantic
EIT Manufacturing will support its new network cooperation partner with a number of services: Participation of AMI ecosystem/members in internal activities, matchmaking events and seminars organized by EIT Manufacturing in the areas of Education, Innovation and Business Creation; Support of AMI and its related U.S. start-ups/SMEs that are interested in reaching the European market; Organization of thematic joint events to promote cooperation between both organizations; Inclusion of AMI experts in jury panels of European events to provide exposure and visibility in European environments.
AMI shall provide the following services in return: Dissemination to AMI ecosystem/members information about internal activities and training courses organized by EIT Manufacturing in the areas of Education, Innovation and Business Creation; Dissemination to AMI ecosystem, including members of European start-ups/SMEs that are interested in reaching the American market; Organization of thematic joint events to promote cooperation between both organizations; Participation of EIT Manufacturing in activities organized by AMI; Participation of EIT Manufacturing experts in manufacturing-related forums organized by AMI to boost EIT Manufacturing’s visibility.