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

'Factories of the Future' 2016 & 2017 Draft Call Topics Online

The 2016 and 2017 ‘Factories of the Future’ draft call topics have been published online as part of the pre-publication of the European Commission’s draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme.

The indicative draft budget for the 2016 call is €160 million. As in previous years, the call topics are based upon the research and innovation priorities of the ‘Factories of the Future’ strategic research agenda: ‘Factories of the Future 2020’.

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.

EFFRA | 'Factories of the Future'


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). 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').

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