Danish SMEs need easier access to more EU resources as well as to EU networks for advanced manufacturing. MADE’s (Manufacturing Academy of Denmark) new partnership with the EIT Manufacturing innovation network aims to achieve this.
The Danish Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, MADE, is strengthening its global links by entering into a partnership with the EIT Manufacturing, a knowledge and innovation community co-funded by the EU. Its regional branch, EIT Manufacturing Co-Location (CLC) North, is located in Sweden.
“MADE will have the potential to offer Danish SMEs access to more resources, projects and knowledge-sharing within the EU. This partnership promotes better access to advanced manufacturing networks within the EU, enabling us to secure Denmark’s ecosystem for world-class manufacturing. We’re delighted to be able to diversify our portfolio with direct access to more offers aimed specifically at SMEs and entrepreneurs,” says Nigel Edmondson, MADE Managing Director.
- MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark – is the Danish Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing.
- The innovation activities run by the organisation are based on current opportunities and challenges facing Danish manufacturing companies, and SMEs in particular.
- As a cluster, MADE assembles the Danish manufacturing ecosystem through conferences, company visits, open labs and projects.
EIT Manufacturing is an innovation community supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It forges ties between leading manufacturing actors across Europe. Like MADE, its mission is to promote sustainable and competitive manufacturing through knowledge sharing. It therefore makes good sense to exploit the synergy of ecosystems across borders:
We share many of the same goals, so we’re really energised by the opportunity to work with MADE and its partners to make innovation happen!Björn Fagerström, Director of EIT Manufacturing CLC
“We share many of the same goals, so we’re really energised by the opportunity to work with MADE and its partners to make innovation happen!” says Director of EIT Manufacturing CLC North Björn Fagerström.
The partnership will enable MADE and EIT Manufacturing to collaborate on projects and offer training courses to manufacturing companies.
“At EIT Manufacturing, we’re really excited about partnering with MADE to strengthen our network in Denmark. Denmark is one of the most innovative societies in Europe, and with its broad array of small and medium-sized enterprises, skilled entrepreneurs, highly-rated technical universities and industry innovators such as Danfoss, LEGO and Vestas, for instance, make it a key enabler to advance manufacturing in Europe,” says Björn Fagerström.
About EIT Manufacturing
- EIT Manufacturing is an innovation community supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
- EIT Manufacturing forges ties between manufacturing actors across Europe to promote sustainable and competitive production.
- EIT Manufacturing was established in 2019 with a vision that global manufacturing innovation will continue to be led by Europe. It connects networks across the region to create a thriving ecosystem. EIT Manufacturing partnership includes over 65 members—from leading industry players to top universities and research institutions.
- EIT Manufacturing Co-Location Center North is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is one of the innovation network’s five regional offices. The other four are situated in Darmstadt (Germany), San Sebastian (Spain), Vienna (Austria) and Milan (Italy). EIT Manufacturing has its head office in Paris, France.