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Stakeholders Agree Need for Common Approach at Digital Manufacturing Workshop

Brussels, 22 January. Stakeholders from Europe’s public-private partnerships, JTIs, technology platforms and industry associations recently exchanged views at a special 'co-operation workshop on innovation in digital manufacturing' and agreed that a common approach to digital manufacturing is needed.

A high level of common ideas was evident with the majority of participants agreeing that a joint proactive approach is needed since digitalisation is becoming ever more important and the political agenda, which has an impact on support for research and innovation, is increasingly recognising this.

EFFRA Chairman Maurizio Gattiglio spoke on behalf of the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership which is already addressing many of the challenges posed by digitalisation while Adrian Harris of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association, provided a solid insight into industry’s perspective.

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