EIT Manufacturing 2021 DeCoTe

Duration: 01.01.2021-31.12.2021

Allocation to our (IMW) research focus areas:

Human-Robot Interaction


The potential of industrial application of lightweight robots is not fully exploited. The reasons are typically a lack of expertise and skepticism (mistrust) about the safety concepts. The DeCoTe consortium aims to increase the acceptance of collaborative robotics among potential users and the interested public. For this purpose, practical experience with industrial applications as well as basic safety concepts are to be provided.

Expected results

DeCoTe uses an innovative learning concept consisting of a proactive workshop and interactive learning units on the computer (tablet) to teach the basics of collaborative robotics in an industrial context. The 1-day program, which will be held in different countries of the EIT RIS region in autumn and winter 2021, will take place in regional fablabs, makerspaces and universities.

Project management

Christina Schmidbauer

Technische Universität Wien
Department Human Centered Cyber Physical Production and Assembly Systems

Production and Assembly Systems
Theresianumgasse 27 | 1040 Wien
T: +43 1 58801-33059
M: christina.schmidbauer@tuwien.ac.at

EIT 2021 Jumpstarter

The new edition of EIT Jumpstarter, one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programmes has just been announced. This year candidates can submit their innovative ideas in six thematic categories: healthcare, raw materials, agri-food, energy, manufacturing and urban mobility. Applications can be sent until 16 April.

EIT Jumpstarter, recognized as the 2019 Best Association Training Initiative in Europe, is one of the widest cross-industrial programmes designed for early-stage innovators who want to gain traction and jumpstart their business. The programme is especially focused on Central-Eastern and Southern European talents who want to validate their business concept, develop business plan and pitch their ideas to the potential future investors. In the previous editions, over 300 teams from 13 countries were already trained, mentored and supported in expanding impactful ideas into powerful business models.

Is it for me?

If you are an innovator in the following domains: healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, manufacturing or urban mobility with an innovative business idea, then this programme is perfect for you. EIT Jumpstarter is open to students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to get started on building a business in a unique cross-industry environment: how to create a team, business processes, and organizational design. The primary focus is put on quantitative business model building. Through the EIT Jumpstarter programme, trainers and coaches will guide you to find the best fitting business model for your idea, and help you validate it. At the end of the program, graduates will preparetheir pitch deck, business model canvas, competitive landscape, go-to-market strategy and a roadmap.

What’s in it for me?

Through the programme you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors and have a chance to win up to €10 000.

Applications are open by 16 April 2021.

For more details and application, click on the link below:


Important links

Terms and conditions: https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/terms-and-conditions

EIT Jumpstarter website: https://eitjumpstarter.eu

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EITJumpstarter/

Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/69091636

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/eitjumpstarter

LINPRA @ 4 EIT Manufacturing projects

LINPRA is currently a partner in 4 EIT Manufacturing projects, in which we invite members of association and other stakeholders to participate.

  • Gazelle Accelerator (Accelerate and grade-up existing technology-based companies (SMEs and Start-ups) to create European Gazelles): The project aims to accelerate the transformation of European industry by encouraging large companies to work with innovative start-ups. The technologies of some companies can be valuable to others. The aim of the project is to find out what challenges companies face, what their needs are, and what solutions of one company can be applied by other companies. Representatives of both large companies and new companies / start-ups will meet at a joint event.
  • ManuLearn (Learning through manufacturing challenges): The main goal of the project is to strengthen innovative capacity to help meet future production challenges. The project presents a program in which students, researchers and companies will collaborate, share skills and develop solutions to industrial production challenges. Decisions will be generated by academia (through applied research) or industry (through best practice success stories).
  • DigTrafoRIS (Digital Transformation in RIS): The project addresses the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 – the need to strengthen the innovative capacity of countries, especially in the field of digitalisation of production. The various digitization technologies used in smaller European countries are often different from those used by larger companies in more advanced European countries. The aim of the project is to increase the level of digitization in Europe, so direct tools for the digitization of business processes will be offered through tools such as questionnaires and work with digital innovation centres and other related infrastructures.
  • RIS HUBS (EIT Manufacturing RIS Hubs): The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is a regional innovation scheme for EU Member States and Associated Countries in Europe that are small and medium-sized innovators and in which the EIT innovation communities have few or no partners. The aim of the project is to set up centres in these countries to facilitate cooperation with the EIT’s innovation communities.

LINPRA also coordinates the EIT initiative in Lithuania: