Young Manufacturing Leaders

The largest community of manufacturing leaders

The World Manufacturing Foundation is one of the project partners of the Young Manufacturing Leaders – YML initiative.

YML is an international network of 18 to 30-year-old students, professionals and young entrepreneurs interested in innovative and sustainable manufacturing.

The project is funded by EIT Manufacturing and carried out by the World Manufacturing Foundation and other 6 international partners: Politecnico di Milano (IT), Technical University of Braunschweig (DE), Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ), Chalmers University (SE), Tecnalia, IMH (ES), University College Dublin (EI) and University of Porto (PT).

A community of global partners

YML is committed to spreading an innovative and skilful mindset in the manufacturing sector.

In collaboration with YML City-Hubs and other relevant stakeholders, the network organises several international and local activities, such as peer-to-peer seminars, mentorship with professionals and entrepreneurs and participation in the activities of the World Manufacturing Foundation.

Specifically, each year, members of the YML network are invited to contribute to the WM Report, participate in the WM Week and Back to the Future initiatives.

YML Essay Contest for the 2020 World Manufacturing Report

5 winners and 3 special mentions were featured in the 2020 WM Report with their essays related to “Manufacturing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” and officially awarded during the WM Week.

Back to the Future – Manufacturing beyond Covid-19

In 2020, 7 YML members were involved in three of the thematic Focus Groups of the Back to the Future initiative: Industrial Smart Working, Women in Manufacturing and Skills and Mindset of Employees

YML Main Event at the 2020 World Manufacturing Week

The first YML Main Event was organised in the framework of the 2020 WM Week. Project partners, YML members and young entrepreneurs from Giovani Imprenditori Confindustria Lombardia participated in the panels as speakers.