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Impact Workshop Enhances Project Cooperation

Brussels, 25 March. Representatives of over 150 ‘Factories of the Future’ projects participated in this year’s ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership Impact Workshop.

The purpose of this year’s workshop was to enhance both the cooperation links between projects and clustering within the partnership. Projects were clustered under six themes based upon the ‘Factories of the Future’ roadmap with these clusters presenting together. This allowed projects to compare their activities and to ‘map’ their progress along the roadmap’s challenges and technologies/enablers.

Factories of the Future Call 2014

The first call topics for the 'Factories of the Future' partnership in Horizon 2020 have been published by the European Commission. The official work programme document contains both 2014 and 2015 call topics. A brokerage session on the 'Factories of the Future' 2014 call topics was included in the Partnership Info Days 2013 (16 & 17 December, Brussels).

If you are interested in a particular call topic/topics, you can be upload an expression of interest onto the EFFRA Innovation Portal. This allows interested stakeholders to identify each other and explore possible collaboration.

Project Information

The ActionPlanT project aims to develop a vision on the short, medium, and long term role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the European manufacturing industry in order to ensure its sustainable competitiveness. More...


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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).

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