• 'Factories of the Future 2020': Our priorities for advanced manufacturing research

EFFRA Shortlisted for European Association Award

BRUSSELS, 8 December. EFFRA has been shortlisted for the European Association Award’s 2017 Best Association Conference award.

On 15 and 16 September, EFFRA organised the first European ‘Factories of the Future’ conference. This major event focused on the future of manufacturing in Europe and drew five hundred participants from across Europe. This was the first conference organised by EFFRA.


The award winner will be announced in Brussels on 24 February.

Factories of the Future Conference 2016

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies.

EFFRA’s key objective is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging in a public-private partnership with the European Union called 'Factories of the Future'.

‘Factories of the Future’ brings private and public resources together by launching market-orientated cross-border projects through a progressive research and innovation agenda. These projects produce demonstrators and models which are applied in a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

EFFRA | 'Factories of the Future'

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EFFRA is Europe's leading production research-focused association. Our members play an active role in shaping Europe's production research agenda - explore the benefits of membership here.

Innovation Portal

Our Innovation Portal is a unique resource combining a project database with community building and ‘mapping’ functions (allowing users to map projects on our ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ priorities). Proposal presentations made during the annual Partnership Info Day are available on the Portal.

The portal is free to access.

Public Access Log In or Registration

EFFRA members can log in via the members' portal in the header of this page (then go to 'My Area' and select 'Innovation Portal').

More information about the Innovation Portal, can be found here.

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