News Articles

Members of the European Parliament & EFFRA Discuss Digitalisation

on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:00.

BRUSSELS, 12 May. An informative and timely exchange of views between EFFRA, Members of the Parliament and important stakeholders on the topic of digitalisation, has taken place in the European Parliament today.

Under the theme ‘What “Digital”/What “Smart” for Advanced Manufacturing?‘, expert speakers, including EFFRA Vice-Chairman Prof. Egbert-Jan Sol presented their perspective on issues in and round digitalisation and what it means for manufacturing in Europe. Speakers also included Mr. Strohmeier, Deputy Director General at DG Research, Mr. Khalil Rouhana, Director for Complex Systems at DG CONNECT and Ms. Danuta Hübner, MEP (former European Commissioner for Regional Policy).

Impact Workshop Discusses Progress & Challenges

on Thursday, 30 April 2015 11:00.

BRUSSELS, 30 April. The annual ‘Factories of the Future’ project Impact Workshop took place in Brussels on 28 and 30 April with the participation of over 150 representatives of ‘Factories of the Future’ projects.

Projects were divided into three parallel sessions based upon the ‘Factories of the Future’ roadmap domains wherein clustered projects presented their progress and key points. The parallel discussions considered a number of general challenges encountered by projects including IPR, technology transfer and support for taking results closer to the market.

Factories of the Future Partnership Logo Unveiled

on Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:00.

BRUSSELS, 30 April. A unique logo for the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership was unveiled at the recent Impact Workshop. Commissioned by EFFRA and presented to the European Commission, the logo aims to provide a common identity for the Partnership and its projects.

Combining familiar elements from ‘Factories of the Future’ themes, EFFRA and the European Commission, the logo will feature on all partnership-related material and on project websites thereby generating a familiar brand which clearly communicates the programme which is supporting the project and European support for research and innovation.

For more information on the use of the logo and for copies of the logo for your project, contact EFFRA directly.