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Regional Digital Hub Feasibility Call Open

on Monday, 16 November 2015 09:00.

BRUSSELS, 16 November. ‘Factories of the Future’ initiative I4MS has opened a call to request proposals for the development of feasibility studies to establish Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) hubs. The aim of the call is to expand the coverage of I4MS to regions that are not currently participating in the initiative.

Feasibility studies will present a solid plan for creating an RDMI hub in a region by a consortium of relevant organisations and should include a plan for financing such a hub. I4MS partners will provide mentoring and coaching services to the selected innovation hubs.

This call will select up to 3 pioneer projects that will act as pilot projects. A second call which aims to select around 25 additional projects is foreseen for January 2016.

Large Attendance at EFFRA ICT 2015 Session

on Thursday, 22 October 2015 14:00.

LISBON, 22 October. There was a large attendance at last week’s EFFRA networking session at the major EU conference on ICT research and innovation - ICT 2015 - with over 150 experts participating, such is the level of interest in digitisation and manufacturing.

Participants from across Europe and sectors joined to learn more about digital integration in ‘Factories of the Future’ through four project examples: MUSIC, Sense&React, CAPP-4-SMEs and Psymbiosys.

Factories of the Future Calls

on Friday, 16 October 2015 10:00.

There is currently no open 'Factories of the Future' call. The next call (FoF-2018) will be announced in the second half of 2017 and the call topics will be published here.

EFFRA supports online brokerage around the call topics through the EFFRA Innovation Portal. Expressions of interest and potential project ideas can be posted on the EFFRA Innovation Portal (access is free).

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