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Factories of the Future for Aerospace

on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:00.

On 22 & 23 November EFFRA (supported through the FoF-Impact coordination action) and Aerospace Valley in collaboration with CAPPADOCIA European project and Regional Council Nouvelle Aquitaine, held a workshop under the theme “Factories of the Future for Aerospace”.

The aim of the workshop was to stimulate the take up of results of pre-competitive projects in Aerospace industry and present actual and future innovative trends and emerging technologies. The workshop featured four Parallel ‘Pitch’ sessions, which focused on providing short and to-the-point presentations (‘pitches’) about innovative manufacturing technologies and approaches. Presentations were approximately ten minutes long.

FoF-Impact Concluding Event: Factories of the Future - Making Innovation Happen

on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:08.

On 1 December 2016 the FoF-Impact coordination action project will hold a major workshop: Factories of the Future – Making Innovation Happen. The workshop will take place in the Diamant Building (Brussels).

This event, organised by the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) through the FoF-Impact Coordination Action, aims at:

  • Showing the tangible outcome of the FoF-7-2014 CSAs, in particular in terms of services that stimulate industrial exploitation
  • Promoting services offered by other service providers (including CEN-CENELEC, IPR-Helpdesk, etc.)
  • Indicating how project consortia can address ‘impact success factors’ in the earlies stages of a project, not the least during the project proposal preparation phase
  • Promoting exploitable results (around 14 ‘pitch’ presentations are scheduled)

Inaugural Factories of the Future Conference A Major Success

on Friday, 16 September 2016 14:00.

BRUSSELS, 16 September. The inaugural Factories of the Future Conference, which took place on 15 and 16 September, was major success with a participation rate of five hundred people from across Europe and further afield. It is the largest event of its kind to focus on ‘Factories of the Future’. In particular, it is the first to place the achievements of the ‘Factories of the Future’ projects at the very centre of thematic discussions.

Over eighty speakers discussed major industry 4.0 themes, illustrating these discussions with key examples from ‘Factories of the Future’ projects and made use of the unique pitch sessions to pitch results to potential business and innovation partners.