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The calendar below features upcoming events. If you or your company are organising an event relating to European manufacturing or another subject in EFFRA's field of interest, please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to publish it here. Click on a heading below to find out more about an event.

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Barcelona (ES) 21 June 2017 - Future Industry Congress

The second edition of the Future Industry Congress will take place on 21 June (Barcelona).

The Future Industry Congress aims to promote industrial companies’ adaptation to the latest digital innovation, laying the foundations for building the company of the future.

In this second edition of the congress, Eurecat, the technology centre of Catalonia, outlines the 5G technology and the immediate future in store for emerging technology industries, which the European Commission supports with its most visionary tool, the Future and Emerging Technologies Flagships:

  • 2D Materials and Processes
  • Human Brain Technologies
  • Quantum Technologies

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Brussels (BE) 3 July 2017: Research & Innovation - Shaping our Future

On 3 July, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation will host an important conference on EU research and innovation: ‘Research & Innovation – Shaping Our Future’.

The conference will consider the outcomes of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. Pascal Lamy, the chair of the High-Level Group on maximising the impact of European research and innovation programmes, will present the Group's vision and recommendations for the future, based on the results of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.

During the conference, high level speakers will join participants to:

  • Discuss the recommendations of the High-Level Group
  • Debate game-changing ideas in an interactive panel format

Research & Innovation – Shaping Our Future’ will launch a stakeholder consultation on the successor framework programme to Horizon 2020.

Speakers will include Nobel Prize winners, major industry experts, researchers, innovators and policy makers.

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Brussels (BE) 3 & 4 October 2017 - Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017

The 2017 edition of the the Partnership (PPP) Info Day will take place on 3 & 4 October in Brussels under a new name: 'Industrial Innovation Info Days'

Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017 is expected to focus on the next Factories of the Future call. It will include presentations on each call topic by Commission representatives, opportunities for questions and brokerage session for organisations seeking potential project partners or to join a potential project consortium.

More information will be available in due course.

Tallinn (EST) 24 & 25 October 2017 - ManuFuture 2017


Europe's major industry research and innovation event, the ManuFuture Conference, will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) on 24 & 25 October.

The ManuFuture conference will explore the future of manufacturing in Europe under the theme "Moving up the Value Chain". The programme is under construction. Up-to-date information can be found via the link below.

ManuFuture 2017