AMI partners with EIT Manufacturing to advance manufacturing innovation

May 6, 2021

Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), a non-profit organisation focused on creating a digitised global manufacturing industry from Clearwater, Florida, USA, a Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group subsidiary, has announced that it has closed a network cooperation agreement with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Manufacturing, said to be a first for a non-European company. The partnership aims to further cultivate and advance manufacturing innovation on a global level by promoting digitally transformative technologies.

“As the first and only non-European entity to date with a network cooperation agreement, AMI’s partnership with EIT Manufacturing is incredibly significant and a great honour,” stated Dr Stephan Biller, AMI CEO and National Academy Member. “AMI and EIT Manufacturing share many business synergies and are united in driving worldwide manufacturing innovation.”

“In today’s manufacturing ecosystem,” he continued, “even small to medium-sized companies are global in that they participate in global supply chains. Through this partnership, we will leverage the resources and expertise of both organisations to empower manufacturers of all sizes with the digitally transformative technologies that are critical to success in the global economy.”

As one of eight EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), EIT Manufacturing’s primary mission is to bring manufacturing-focused European stakeholders together in ecosystems that add value to European products, processes, and services, and inspire the creation of globally-competitive sustainable manufacturing. Specifically, global outreach contributes to EIT’s goal of being the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs.

Of the significance of this partnership with AMI, Antoni Pijoan, Director of EIT Manufacturing Co-location West, who is responsible for the global outreach programme, said, “This agreement is fully in line with our cross-KIC global outreach activities. Partnering with AMI brings us one step closer to fulfilling our vision toward global collaboration for innovation.”

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