• 'Factories of the Future 2020': Our priorities for advanced manufacturing research

Stakeholder Consultation Positive on Public-Private Partnerships

BRUSSELS, 27 April. The European Commission’s stakeholder consultation on Horizon 2020, part of the ongoing mid-term assessment of the EU’s research programme, has reported positive feedback about Horizon 2020 public-private partnerships (e.g. Factories of the Future).

Recently published, the results of the consultation state that respondents see Horizon 2020 public-private partnerships as “promising tools to increase the introduction of R&D&I application in real markets”. Furthermore, respondents also found the partnerships to be very beneficial for new collaborative opportunities. Collaborative projects, including those deployed through Factories of the Future, were found to be one of the most relevant features of Horizon 2020 to industry and academia.

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies.

EFFRA’s key objective is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging in a public-private partnership with the European Union called Factories of the Future.

‘Factories of the Future’ brings private and public resources together by launching market-orientated cross-border projects through a progressive research and innovation agenda. These projects produce demonstrators and models which are applied in a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

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EFFRA is Europe's leading production research-focused association. Our members play an active role in shaping Europe's production research agenda - explore the benefits of membership here.

Innovation Portal

Our Innovation Portal is a unique resource combining a project database with community building and ‘mapping’ functions (allowing users to map projects on our ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ priorities). Proposal presentations made during the annual Partnership Info Day are available on the Portal.

The portal is free to access.

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EFFRA members can log in via the members' portal in the header of this page (then go to 'My Area' and select 'Innovation Portal').

More information about the Innovation Portal, can be found here.

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