• Additive Manufacturing
  • Best practice
  • Peer-learning


The INNOADDITIVE project aims to increase and share knowledge and good practices among the innovation agencies involved in the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies by Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

InnoAdditive in numbers


Project partners


European Countries

The project

The project aims to raise SMEs’ awareness of the benefits of the adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, known as 3D printing, which over the past decade have transformed the ways in which products are designed, developed, manufactured and distributed. HIT coordinates the initiative bringing its experience in the organisation and management of innovation contests, such as the PROTO Challenge, during which companies are brought closer to the skills and technologies of research centres and groups of students are involved, with the aim of redesign mechanical components for the production through Additive Manufacturing techniques.

The project consists of a phase of collecting good practices, their communication and finally the development of a practical guide.


Organisation of three peer-learning workshops by each project partner with the aim of sharing the best collected practices coming from the actors involved in the innovation processes. The expected final result is the drafting of a practical guide for the design of innovative challenges that stimulate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies in SMEs.



Project partners:: Hub Innovazione Trentino – HIT (IT), Steinbeis 21 GMBH (DE), LTU Business AB (SE)

Website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/870598

EU funding: €50.000