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The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It was the official representative of the private side in the 'Factories of the Future public-private partnership and nowadays of the Made in Europe partnership under the newest European framework programme "Horizon Europe". 


The key objective of EFFRA is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging the European Commission through the partnerships.


The Made In Europe partnership will be the voice and driver for sustainable manufacturing in Europe. It will boost European manufacturing ecosystems towards global leadership in technology, towards circular industries and flexibility. The Partnership will contribute to a competitive, green, digital, resilient and human-centric manufacturing industry in Europe. It will be at the center of a twin ecological and digital transition, being both a driver and subject to these changes