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The ConnectedFactories cluster comprises 11 Factories of the Future projects. The lastest news from this cluster will be regularly posted below.   Please also check the general project news and events pages


5 & 6 February 2018: ConnectedFactories Dissemination Event

On 5 and 6 February, EFFFA will host a dissemination event on digital platforms in manufacturing in association with the ConnectedFactories Coordination and Support Action. The event will focus on the obtained results so far of the projects launched under the FoF-11-2016 call (see ) and on associated projects.


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Report & presentations published: 19 October 2017, Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories Workshop

The findings of the Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories workshop has been published online as have the workshop presentations.


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9 November 2017: Industrial Automation Security 2017

Industrial Automation Security (IAS) 2017 will take place on 9 November in Antwerp (Belgium).The main theme for IAS 2017 is the question: Will OT security now transform IT security? It will also address the topics of white listing, optical walls and end to end system security.


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ConnectedFactories Cluster Projects Ramp Up Activities

The activities of ConnectedFactories cluster projects have increased during the last quarter. All of the projects are now running at full steam. Launched in 2016, ConnectedFactories aims to establish a structured overview of available and upcoming technological approaches and best practices. The project identifies present and future needs, as well as challenges, of the manufacturing industries.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723777.