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Public Consultation for Work Programme Preparation

EFFRA has launched a public consultation on the ‘Factories of the Future’ workprogramme 2018-2019-2020.

The public consultation is part of EFFRA’s preparations for strategic discussions with the European Commission concerning the final ‘Factories of the Future’ workprogramme under Horizon 2020.

Representatives of industry, research and innovation and academia are presented with a unique opportunity to provide their priorities for a workprogramme which will shape the ‘Factories of the Future’ research and innovation call topics for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

EFFRA will use the input received to compile a roadmap document, complementing the current ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ roadmap, entitled ‘Factories 4.0 and Beyond’. The roadmap will be delivered to the European Commission, providing a key contribution to preparations for the workprogramme.

The consultation feedback form can be completed online through the EFFRA Innovation Portal. Participants do not have to complete the form in one sitting and may save and return to it as often as the need until the close of the consultation.

Consultation feedback deadline: 4 May 2016 (17:00 CET)

Consultation Feedback Form | Consultation Document

Consultation Guide for Participants

In order to complete the feedback form participants must log into or register for the EFFRA Innovation Portal (a free online resource).

A dedicated online form enables participants to provide feedback on thirty research and innovation headlines. For each headline you can:

  • Rate the headlines according importance
  • Comment the description of the addressed challenge of the headline (basically the scope of the headline)
  • Comment the technologies that should be addressed or deployed
  • Comment the expected impacted
  • Comment whether the headline should be addressed by projects that are closer to market or rather upstream research activities

Participants are requested to provide feedback that is focused enough, but please should include information that they would consider as confidential information. Input will not be published.

Questions? Contact our Technical Director (chris.decubber@effra.eu)