For thriving B2B Industrial Tech start-ups can benefit from a tailored support package. that are:

  • actively looking to grow.
  • with demonstrated meaningful customer validation and/or traction.
  • with a dedicated full-time team with a headquarters incorporated in a EU or Horizon Europe associated country.
  • looking to enhance and complement your business development efforts.

The Business Creation team will offer you a tailored package of business development services.  Please fill out the expression of interest form below, and a representative from the Business Creation team will be in touch shortly.

EIT Manufacturing invites women innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers or entrepreneurs) from EIT RIS eligible countries who have played a leading role in developing innovative manufacturing-related solutions to apply to the LEADERS – Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS competition within the EIT Manufacturing's RIS Programme.

Who can apply:
   "LEADERS – Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS" is open to applications from women innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, etc.) that are citizens of EIT RIS eligible countries and play a leading role in developing solution fitting one of the following EIT Manufacturing strategic objectives (SOs), as set out in the Strategic Agenda 2021- 2027: 

  • Put people at the center of manufacturing
  • Accelerate green manufacturing
  • Foster sovereignty and competitiveness

The call is open for women that are citizens of EIT RIS eligible countries:

• EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia

• Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine 

• Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)

Key Dates
1st phase
 Call opening: 14th May , 2024, 12:00 AM CEST 

Call closing: 15th July, 2024, 23:59 CEST 

Call online Info Session: June 7th 2024, 11:00 AM CEST 

Eligibility and admissibility check: Until 22nd July 2024 

Online pitch training for eligible applicants: early September 2024

 2nd phase
Online pitch submission: by 20th September 2024 

Evaluation of full proposals: 21st September to 9th October, 2024 

Communication of results: 11th October, 2024

Standstill period: 18th October - 18th November, 2024 

Awarding ceremony: second half of November 2024, in Budapest – TBC                                                                                                                            


Welcome to TRANSFORM Call 2024!

Permanently Open Call for applications.

The EIT Manufacturing's TRANSFORM programme aims to drive technological advancements in the European manufacturing industry. It supports the integration of innovative technologies into existing systems and supply chains of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), mid-cap companies, and corporates. The focus of TRANSFORM Call 2024 is on helping well-established manufacturing companies stay competitive and sustainable by adopting new technologies.

The Call collaborates with startups to implement these technologies in pilot projects to address specific industrial challenges. The EIT Manufacturing's Business Creation team facilitates partnerships between manufacturing companies or SMEs and startups, offering guidance, support, and funding throughout the pilot projects. The goal is to provide innovative solutions for the companies involved while also creating new market opportunities for startups.


The startups applying to the TRANSFORM Call 2024 must meet our eligibility criteria (check in website).


The available financial support (also known as “sub-grant”) is 20,000 EUR per pilot project for activities which are in line with the overall EIT Manufacturing objectives.

The TRANFORM Call 2024 selected startups must conduct an in-situ demonstration of the pilot project by 29th November, 2025.


Applicants are invited to this permanently open open call and to send their applications at any time and before any of these cut-off dates:

  • First cut-off date: 30th April, 2024; 12:00 pm CET 
  • Second cut-off date: 14th June, 2024; 12:00 pm CET 
  • Third cut-off date: 6th September, 2024; 12:00 pm CET 
  • Fourth cut-off date: 29th October, 2024; 2023; 12:00 pm CET

You can find the official Terms and Conditions of the TRANSFORM Call 2024: (link T&Cs HERE).

EIT Manufacturing