To achieve the transformation to an innovation programme, FoF-Impact will integrate a set of guidelines, tools and measures in support of the exploitation of ‘Factories of the Future’ project results. FoF-Impact will build upon the existing work including the EFFRA Innovation Portal (see www.effra.eu) which offers a dynamic community-based environment for sharing and retrieving information about exploitable results.
Tailor-Made Tools & Guidelines
FoF-Impact envisages the creation of a ‘Factories of the Future’ Help-Desk that will service both individual ‘Factories of the Future’ projects and clusters of ‘Factories of the Future’ projects.
FoF-Impact will facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who are capable of enhancing the impact of the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership at a local level. These stakeholders include manufacturing companies, European, national and regional initiatives, technology transfer and market-uptake experts, RTOs, investors and potential users of the project results.
Stimulation of networking among the projects
The interaction among projects, including project clustering, is supported by the EFFRA Innovation Portal and through thematic events (e.g. technologies, challenges, application sectors etc.). FoF-Impact encourages such interaction in order to identify additional opportunities for the exploitation of project results.
The FoF-Impact project is funded by the European Union through the 'Factories of the Future' Public-Private Partnership under Horizon 2020.