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Digital Manufacturing Platforms & Connected Factories @ ICT 2018, 4 December, Vienna

As part of the ICT 2018 conference, ConnectedFactories will host a networking session to explore pathways to digital integration and interoperability of manufacturing systems and processes (“future visions”). Furthermore, on 5 December  the five ConnectFactories cluser projects will host a networking session on Federated Smart Factory Ecosystem. This session will introduce the conceptual federation of four platforms currently being developed in the NIMBLE, COMPOSITION, DIGICOR, vf-OS, and ConnectedFactories projects.


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Edge4Industry Publishes Whitepaper on Migration from Conventional OT Automation to Emerging Digital Automation

The Edge4Industry initiative of the FAR-EDGE has published a white paper on the mirgration from conventional OT automation to emerging digital automation. FAR-EDGE is one of six projects within the ConnectedFactories cluster which are focussing on digital platforms for factory automation


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Workshop on Advanced & Interoperable Digital Business-to-Business Platforms for Smart Factories & Energy, 15 & 16 October, Brussels

On 15 & 16 October (Brussels), the European Commission will hold a workshop on advanced and interoperable digital business-to-business platforms for smart factories and energy.


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Save the date:  Workshop on Security and manufacturing, 17 October 2018, Brussels

DG Connect, EFFRA and ECSO will co-organise a workshop on Security and Manufacturing on 17 October in Brussels. A draft agenda is in the making.  Among other input, the workshop will build on work from the ConnectedFactories CSA.


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Connected Smart Factories - Showcasing Recent Developments in the Smart Manufacturing Arena, 26 & 27 September 2018, Madeira 

Taking place within the IEEE-IS2018 conference, this workshop will provide an opportunity for Factories of the Future and FIWARE projects to disseminate project outcomes, showcase their latest achievements and to discuss collaboration scenarios.


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Factories of the Future Community Day,  27 June, Brussels

The Factories of the Future Community Day was held on 27 June 2018.  Presentations from this event can be viewed via the EFFRA Cloud.


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Presentations available: 5 & 6 February 2018, ConnectedFactories Dissemination Event

On 5 and 6 February, EFFFA organised and hosted a dissemination event on digital platforms in manufacturing in association with the ConnectedFactories Coordination and Support Action. The event focused on the obtained results so far of the projects launched under the FoF-11-2016 call (see ) and on associated projects.


Presentations from this event are now available online via this link.


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17 to 20 June 2018:ICE/IEEE - International Conference on Engineering, Technology & Innovation

The 24th ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference will take place from 17 to 20 June 2018, in Stuttgart (Germany). ICE/IEEE ITMC is a place where research, science and innovation are called for original ideas, papers, debates, initiatives and projects. Authors, workshop/tutorial organizers, and participants are invited to contribute to the shaping of the prospective on engineering, technology and innovation solutions for industry and societal challenges.


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22 & 23 March 2018: I-ESA’18 – Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications

The I-ESA’18 conference will focus on current research, industry issues and cutting-edge research developments, makes it a major event for all in industries who have an interest in, or wonder if they may benefit from, an understanding of the potential opportunities offered by enhancing and managing interoperability in their enterprise systems and applications.


The conference will take place in Berlin.


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8 March 2018: Web Info Session on call DT-ICT-07-2018 (Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories)

A web-based info session will take place on 8 march & will offer all of the details for interested applicants to the topic "Digitising and transforming European industry and services: Digital Innovation Hubs and Platforms"


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Report & presentations published: 19 October 2017, Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories Workshop

The findings of the Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories workshop has been published online as have the workshop presentations.


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9 November 2017: Industrial Automation Security 2017

Industrial Automation Security (IAS) 2017 will take place on 9 November in Antwerp (Belgium).The main theme for IAS 2017 is the question: Will OT security now transform IT security? It will also address the topics of white listing, optical walls and end to end system security.


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ConnectedFactories Cluster Projects Ramp Up Activities

The activities of ConnectedFactories cluster projects have increased during the last quarter. All of the projects are now running at full steam. Launched in 2016, ConnectedFactories aims to establish a structured overview of available and upcoming technological approaches and best practices. The project identifies present and future needs, as well as challenges, of the manufacturing industries.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723777.