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€278 Million Available for Manufacturing Innovation

on Friday, 16 October 2015 13:02.

The European Commission has announced an ambitious investment in the latest ‘Factories of the Future’ call topics for 2016 and 2017. €278 million is being invested in these calls which will support research and innovation projects to realise the transformation of manufacturing in Europe.

‘Factories of the Future’ call 2016 is open and will run until 21 January 2016. Project proposals must be submitted by this date through the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.

'Factories of the Future' 2016 & 2017 Draft Call Topics Online

on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:28.

BRUSSELS, 15 September. The 2016 and 2017 ‘Factories of the Future’ draft call topics have been published online as part of the pre-publication of the European Commission’s draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme.

The indicative draft budget for the 2016 call is €160 million. As in previous years, the call topics are based upon the research and innovation priorities of the ‘Factories of the Future’ strategic research agenda: ‘Factories of the Future 2020’.

Registration for PPP Info Day Open

on Friday, 10 July 2015 10:00.

BRUSSELS, 10 July. Registration for the 2015 edition of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership (PPP) Info Day is now open.

The Info day will take place on 16 October in the Charlemagne Building, Brussels. The event attracts considerable attention and therefore early registration is essential. The 2016/2017 'Factories of the Future' project call topics will be presented by representatives of the European Commission who will also answer questions on each topic.

A dedicated ‘Factories of the Future’ brokerage session will take place in the afternoon allowing interested organisations to present project ideas and potential project partners.

The Info Days for the SPIRE, Robotics, Green Vehicles and Energy Efficient Buildings partnerships will take place on the same day.

Registration | Provisional Agenda