LINPRA is a member of the EIT Manufacturing Consortium

From 2018 LINPRA is officially part of the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) EIT Manufacturing. A consortium of 17 European countries and 50 partners implement ambitious project “Made by Europe”. LINPRA is currently a partner in 4 EIT Manufacturing projects, in which we invite members of association and other stakeholders to participate.


EIT Manufacturing, Europe’s leading industry innovation network, involves more than two million businesses and almost 30 million persons directly. Its aims are to enhance competitiveness, sustainability and productivity in the manufacturing sector.

The initiative has headquarters in Paris and offices in the Basque Country, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Italy. The aim of EIT Manufacturing is to foster and support cooperation in R&D, training and enterprise creation, robotics, digitalisation, zero-defect manufacturing and additive manufacturing.

More about EIT Manufacturing HERE.


More about the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT):

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge.  EIT Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.

More about the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs):

The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities are partnerships that bring together businesses, research centres and universities. They allow:

  • innovative products and services to be developed in every area imaginable, including climate change, healthy living and active ageing
  • new companies to be started
  • a new generation of entrepreneurs to be trained

Through our Knowledge and Innovation Communities, we strengthen cooperation among businesses (including SMEs), higher education institutions and research organisations, form dynamic pan-European partnerships, and create favourable environments for creative thought processes and innovations to flourish. Real sustainable products, services, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, companies, revenue, profit and jobs are emerging from our Innovation Communities, right here in Europe – concrete results from Europe’s, if not the world’s, largest innovation network.

EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities are dynamic and creative partnerships that harness European innovation and entrepreneurship to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential – and create quality jobs and growth. Since 2010, we have launched eight Innovation Communities.

The Knowledge and Innovation Communities carry out activities that cover the entire innovation chain: training and education programmes, reinforcing the journey from research to the market, innovation projects, as well as business incubators and accelerators. The EIT’s role is to guide the process and set the strategies, but it’s up to the Innovation Communities to put these into practice and provide results.

There are currently eight Innovation Communities and each focuses on a different societal challenge: