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AM-Austria and EIT Manufacturing East join forces for production innovation in Europe

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Manufacturing Co-Location Centre East and the Austrian Technology Platform for Additive Manufacturing (AM-Austria) signed a cooperation agreement to jointly advance Europe’s ability to innovate.

As part of its internationalisation initiative, the Austrian technology platform AM-Austria will cooperate with the Vienna-based Co-Location Centre East of the renowned innovation community EIT Manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing is part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU framework program for research and innovation. The EIT supports the development of dynamic Europe-wide partnerships between leading companies, research institutes and universities. The partnership with AM-Austria will enable future work on global challenges and strengthen the production industry through collaborative activities and initiatives. In the future, AM-Austria will complement the extensive network of EIT Manufacturing with the Austrian 3-D printing industry.

“The cooperation agreement represents a further important step in the internationalisation of the technology platform AM-Austria. With EIT Manufacturing, we now have a strong and competent partner on our side, with whom we not only share our values, but also pursue a common agenda,” says Dr. Johannes Homa, President of AM-Austria.

“EIT Manufacturing aims to create dynamic partnerships to realize our vision and mission along the knowledge triangle – Innovation, Business Creation, and Education – in an even better way. The cooperation with AM-Austria strengthens and enriches our extensive network by the expertise in 3D printing and helps us serve the Austrian ecosystem, as well as the other countries of the CLC East region even better and additionally create joint synergies,” says Hannes Hunschofsky, Managing Director EIT Manufacturing East.

The technology platform AM Austria has more than seventy members from industry, research and trade and pursues the goal of developing Austria into an innovative pioneer in the additive manufacturing field and expanding its international network further. The agreement with EIT Manufacturing opens up many valuable opportunities for cooperation and innovation with Eastern European companies and institutions.