Events Calendar

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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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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.

More Information | Registration | Conference Flyer

Brussels (BE), 14 October - Partnership (PPP) Info Day 2016

The 2016 edition of the the Partnership (PPP) Info Day will take place on 14 October at the Charlemagne building in Brussels.

This Info Day will focus on the 2017 Factories of the Future call and will include presentations on each call topic by Commission representatives, opportunities for questions and brokerage session for organisations seeking potential project partners or to join a potential project consortium.

Registration | Factories of the Future 2017 Call Topics | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(*please note that EFFRA is not responsible for registrations for this event)

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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