Event: Benefits of the EIT Manufacturing eco system and the success story of the Smart Learning Factory – Skopje

Dear representatives of the Macedonian industry,

We have a special honor and pleasure to invite you to the event: THE BENEFITS OF EIT MANUFACTURING ECO SYSTEM AND THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE SMART LEARNING FACTORY – SKOPJE, where we will present the possibilities of EIT Manufacturing funding opportunities towards the development of innovative products and services by the Macedonian companies.

The event will be held online at the following LINK  on July 26, 2023 (12:00-13:00).
Working language: English


Dr. Niki Kousi: EIT Manufacturing and CLC South East Europe

EIT Manufacturing CLC South East, called CLC South East, is at the heart of the EIT Manufacturing community in South-East Europe. The team of the Athens-based innovation hub seeks to stimulate the regional manufacturing ecosystem by strengthening and creating cross-national synergies among the different manufacturing actors. The latter include start-ups, scale-ups, manufacturing companies, solution providers, small and mid-sized companies (SMEs), universities, and research institutes.

Aleksandar Stamboliev MSc: EIT Community RIS Hubs National Secretary for North Macedonia

The newly opened center in N. Macedonia (EIT Community RIS Hub National Secretary in North Macedonia) represents all EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities and will focus on attracting and engaging as many Macedonian participants as possible in EIT activities. The RIS Hub and the National Secretary Aleksandar Stamboliev will provide innovators with a centralized source of information on all services and opportunities provided by the entire EIT community.

Dr. Bojan Jovanoski: Success Story about Smart Learning Factory – Skopje

The Smart Learning Factory – Skopje is located at the UKIM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and is the only learning factory in the region focusing on Lean and Industry 4.0 topics. Its goal is to create a physical simulation environment for learning production concepts where practitioners and students can upgrade their skills and learn new concepts. With its currently hardware modules, it presents a scaled-down didactic environment for hybrid learning, training and research. The lab is open for any company and research institution that wants to learn and experiment with the most modern technologies.

Dr. Panagiotis Stavropoulos: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation – Patras

LABORATORY FOR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS & AUTOMATION (LMS) is focused on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields and its based in University of Patras, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the CEU and European industrial partners. Particular emphasis is given to the co-operation with the European industry as well as with a number of “hi-tech” firms.

European institute for innovation and technology (EIT) is an independent EU body that increases Europe’s innovation potential by supporting new ideas and nurturing entrepreneurial talent. EIT supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (EIT KIC), among leading companies, research labs and universities. Together with their leading partners, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities across Europe: entrepreneurial education courses, business creation and acceleration services and innovation driven research projects.