The shape and potential of industries worldwide will be transformed over the next 5 to10 years. New goods and services will be created. A significant part of the goods and services that will be available in the market in 2020 are as yet unknown, but the main driving force behind their development will be the deployment of 'Key Enabling Technologies' (KETs) where production is considered as such a key enabling technology. ("Preparing for our future: Developing a common strategy for key enabling technologies in the Europe." )
Those nations and regions mastering these technologies will be at the forefront of managing the shift to a low carbon, knowledge-based economy, which is a precondition for ensuring welfare, prosperity and security of its citizens. Hence the deployment of KETs in Europe is not only of strategic importance but is indispensible.
The new EUREKA PRO-FACTORY-PLUS umbrella will help deliver the necessary technological expertise for Europe to create the next generation of advanced and innovative products and processes for global markets. The strategic aim of the PRO-FACTORY-PLUS umbrella is to increase European manufacturing competitiveness by providing an application-oriented, bottom-up, collaborative R&D support mechanism primarily focused on 'technologies to manufacture new added value products', 'innovative production processes, machines and systems' and 'related services'.Read more
Europe’s major manufacturing industries have successfully adapted their business operations to the new globalised environment. Many of their R&D activities have been funded by the large and ambitious European Union Framework Programme (FP7,...). SMEs in traditional and established industry have found it more difficult to take part in these larger structures and often look for more bottom-up funding instruments.
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