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EFFRA Shortlisted for European Association Award

on Thursday, 08 December 2016 14:18.

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

BEinCPPS Call Open - Equipment Assessment Experiments

on Monday, 05 December 2016 10:00.

Factories of the Future project BEinCPPS is currently running a call which targets the development of equipment assessment experiments by manufacturing SMEs.

The objective is to carry out innovative experiments in CPPS-based manufacturing facilities provided by the applicants themselves and based on HW/SW components of the BEinCPPS reference architecture. The open call aims at addressing different industrial sectors or business cases with respect to the 5 BEinCPPS Industrial Champions. The presence in the consortium of a Manufacturing SME providing the experimentation facilities is mandatory.

FoF-Impact Project Concludes with Major Workshop

on Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:00.

BRUSSELS, 1 December. FoF-Impact, the CSA project aiming to increase the impact of the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership, concluded today with a major workshop under the theme “Factories of the Future: Making Innovation Happen”.

The workshop showcased the tangible outcomes, pilot actions and the experience gained through the FoF-Impact. Potential impact success factors including market aspects, IP management and upscaling, were discussed. Services associated to these success factors were presented, including a vision to take this further in the future.