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Factories of The Future Conference 2016

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.

The conference is dedicated to the transformation of manufacturing across Europe. It will showcase the achievements of research and innovation projects that are revolutionising manufacturing in Europe under the EU’s €1.15 billion ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership.

Objectives / About the Organizer
The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It is the official representative of the private side in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership. EFFRA was established jointly by the MANUFUTURE technology platform and key industrial associations to shape, promote and support the implementation of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership. The key objective of EFFRA is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging in a public-private partnership with the European Union called 'Factories of the Future'. The partnership aims to bring together private and public resources to create an industry-led programme in research and innovation with the aim of launching hundreds of market-oriented cross-border projects throughout the European Union. Such projects will produce demonstrators and models to be applied in a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

Conference Themes
•Digital Technologies & the Factory Floor
•Energy & Material Efficiency
•Digital Technologies & Networked Factories
•Human-Centred Manufacturing
•Data Security, Liability & Integrity in Connected Factories
•Product Life-Cycle Management & Business Models in a Product-Service Economy
•Lightweight Components & High Precision Manufacturing
•High-Performance Computing & Simulation
•Additive Manufacturing & Advanced Joining Technologies
•Next Generation Robotics & Mechatronics in Manufacturing

The FoF-Pitch
Factories of the Future Conference 2016 includes two pitching sessions. In these sessions participants in 'Factories of the Future' projects will have the opportunity to present briefly their results to potential business and innovation partners

3IF & LSEC @ The Conference
The future of manufacturing is a future of connected factories dependent on real-time data generation, analysis and storage. As soon as this involves cross-factory data exchange new challenges occur in terms of security, liability and integrity. Ulrich Seldeslachts, Managing Director from 3IF and CEO from LSEC, has been invited to deliver a presentation on Day 2 about Data Security, Liability & Integrity in Connected Factories.

For more information about the conference, and to register you may visit the event page