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Registration Open for Factories of the Future Conference 2016

on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:28.

EFFRA is pleased to announce that registration for the Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0 is open.

On 15 and 16 September leading industrial and research experts will gather in Brussels for a major conference on the future of manufacturing in Europe - 'Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0'.

Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0 will bring together Europe’s leading experts in industrial research and innovation to debate major priorities for the future of manufacturing in Europe.

‘Factories of the Future’ PPP Endorsed at Highest Level

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:00.

BRUSSELS, 19 April. The ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership (PPP) has today (19 April) been endorsed at the highest level through the publication of the European Commission’s communication ‘A European Strategy for Digital Industrial Leadership within a Digital Single Market’ by Commission Vice President Ansip, Commissioner Oettinger and Commissioner Moedas.

A highly important strategic statement by the Commission, the communication endorses the work of the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP and calls for a reinforcement of the role of such PPPs. The endorsement is further proof of the success of the PPP which generated the involvement of over one thousand organisations from across Europe through over two hundred research and innovation projects.

EFFRA Participates in Latest Digitising Industry Round Table

on Monday, 11 January 2016 14:00.

BRUSSELS, 11 January. EFFRA’s Executive Director Željko Pazin was among the select group of industry representatives who today met with Commissioner Gunter Oettinger at the latest round table discussion on digitising European industry.

EFFRA welcomes the Commissioner’s continued prioritisation of this important issue. Since the launch of ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership EFFRA has placed a strong emphasis on the strategic importance of digitisation in manufacturing and continues to facilitate expert discussions on key digitisation topics including digital industrial platforms, technologies and interoperability. This emphasis is enabling EFFRA’s contribution to the Commission’s strategic planning.