'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.