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

Regional Digital Hub Feasibility Call Open

BRUSSELS, 16 November. ‘Factories of the Future’ initiative I4MS has opened a call to request proposals for the development of feasibility studies to establish Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) hubs. The aim of the call is to expand the coverage of I4MS to regions that are not currently participating in the initiative.

Feasibility studies will present a solid plan for creating an RDMI hub in a region by a consortium of relevant organisations and should include a plan for financing such a hub. I4MS partners will provide mentoring and coaching services to the selected innovation hubs.

This call will select up to 3 pioneer projects that will act as pilot projects. A second call which aims to select around 25 additional projects is foreseen for January 2016.

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.

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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). The portal is free to access.

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