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The calendar below features upcoming events. If you or your company are organising an event relating to European manufacturing or another subject in EFFRA's field of interest, please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to publish it here. Click on a heading below to find out more about an event.

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Amsterdam (NL) 22 - 24 June 2016 - Industrial Technologies 2016

Industrial Technologies is a leading European conference on manufacturing research and innovation. The 2016 edition is concerned with creating a 'Smart Europe' and will take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from 22 to 24 June 2016.

The main focus of 2016 edition of Industrial Technologies will be the impact of key enabling technologies on the future of industry and the application of new and innovative technologies in the field of manufacturing to help create a smart Europe.

Industrial Technologies - Smart Agenda:

  • Smart Views - International distinguished keynote speakers present their views on future developments in the process and technology industry
  • Smart Knowledge - A wide variety of researchers share their knowledge and insights in the field of process and product technology
  • Smart Connections - Numerous opportunities to get connected to new business partners, investors, start-ups, researchers & policy makers.
  • Smart Industry - Site visits
  • Smart Funding - Pitches, investors and brokerage
  • Smart Agenda - Exploring the EU's Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme.

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Amsterdam (NL) 23 June 2016 - I4MS European Conference 2016

The 2016 ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) conference will take place in Amsterdam on 23 June 2016.

This conference will showcase the progress being achieved by the 'Factories of the Future' initiative I4MS and by the participating projects.

Conference organisation is underway - More information will be available soon.

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Brussels (BE) 15 & 16 September - Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0

Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0 will take place in Brussels on 15 & 16 September.

The conference will bring together Europe’s leading experts in industrial research and innovation to debate major priorities for the future of manufacturing in Europe.

This major conference will discuss and explore the following topics:

  • Digital Technologies & the Factory Floor
  • Energy & Material Efficiency
  • Digital Technologies & Networked Factories
  • Human-Centred Manufacturing
  • Data Security, Liability & Integrity in Connected Factories
  • Product Life-Cycle Management & Business Models in a Product-Service Economy
  • Lightweight Components & High Precision Manufacturing
  • High-Performance Computing & Simulation
  • Additive Manufacturing & Advanced Joining Technologies
  • Next Generation Robotics & Mechatronics in Manufacturing

Factories of the Future 2016 will also include two pitching sessions where 'Factories of the Future' project participants will present results to potential innovation & business partners.

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Bratislava (SK) 26 - 28 October 2016 - REinEU2016

Re-Industrialisation of the European Union 2016 (REinEU2016) is a major industry innovation conference which will take place in Bratislava (Slovakia) from 26 to 28 October 2016.

REinEU2016 will gather together leading manufacturing, research and innovation and business experts to discuss the re-industrialisation in Europe and the future of European industry.

REinEU2016 is an official conference of the Slovakian presidency of the Council of the EU.

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