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

FoF-Impact Project Concludes with Major Workshop

BRUSSELS, 1 December. FoF-Impact, the CSA project aiming to increase the impact of the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership, concluded today with a major workshop under the theme “Factories of the Future: Making Innovation Happen”.

The workshop showcased the tangible outcomes, pilot actions and the experience gained through the FoF-Impact. Potential impact success factors including market aspects, IP management and upscaling, were discussed.  Services associated to these success factors were presented, including a vision to take this further in the future.

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). Proposal presentations made during the annual Partnership Info Day are available on the Portal.

The portal is free to access.

Public Access Log In or Registration

EFFRA members can log in via the members' portal in the header of this page (then go to 'My Area' and select 'Innovation Portal').

More information about the Innovation Portal, can be found here.

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