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FoF-Impact is a two-year European project coordinated by EFFRA that is working to increase the impact of the European Union’s ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership under Horizon 2020.

‘FoF-Impact’ ultimately aims to speed up and increase the exploitation and up-take of ‘Factories of the Future’ project results.

Increasing Impact

To achieve the transformation to an innovation programme, FoF-Impact will integrate a set of tools and measures in support of the exploitation of ‘Factories of the Future’ project results. FoF-Impact will build upon the existing work including the EFFRA Innovation Portal which offers a dynamic community-based environment for sharing and retrieving information about exploitable results.

Tailor-Made Tools & Guidelines

FoF-Impact tools and guidelines will be tailor-made, include a ‘Factories of the Future’ Help-Desk and will service both individual ‘Factories of the Future’ projects and clusters of ‘Factories of the Future’ projects.

Facilitating Collaboration

FoF-Impact will facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who are capable of enhancing the impact of the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership at a local level. These stakeholders include manufacturing companies, European, national and regional initiatives, technology transfer and market-uptake experts, RTOs, investors and potential users of the project results.

Clustering Results

The clustering of project results will be supported by the EFFRA Innovation Portal and through thematic events (e.g. technologies, challenges, application sectors etc.). FoF-Impact clustering will encourage greater inter-project cooperation and identify additional opportunities for the exploitation of project results.