Information and Communication Technologies


ICT Challenge 7: ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing

 

The Factories of the Future (FoF) initiative is part of the European Economic Recovery Plan launched in November 2008 to respond to the global economic crisis. This Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) aims at helping EU manufacturing enterprises, in particular SMEs, to adapt to global competitive pressures by improving the technological base of manufacturing across a broad range of sectors. The ICT contribution to this initiative aims at improving the efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of manufacturing systems as well as their better integration within business processes in an increasingly globalised industrial context. Challenge 7 is fully dedicated to supporting the FoF PPP.

In the 2013 ICT Workprogramme this challenge includes the areas:

  • Application experiments for robotics and simulation (Objective 7.1).
  • Equipment assessment for sensor and laser based applications (Objective 7.2).

Timetable for Challenge 7 Calls for Proposals

Objective Publication date Closure date Budget Funding schemes Status
7.1 Application experiments for robotics & simulation 10/07/12
(See note 65 on page 127 of WP2013)
04/12/12
(See note 65 on page 127 of WP2013)
A total of €70m is available for 7.1 & 7.2 Collaborative Projects (IP and CSA) Open as of 10/07/2012
7.2 Equipment assessment for sensor and laser based applications 10/07/12
(See note 65 on page 127 of WP2013)
04/12/12
(See note 65 on page 127 of WP2013)
A total of €70m is available for 7.1 & 7.2 Collaborative Projects (IP and CSA) Open as of 10/07/2012

See the ICT Work Programme 2013 for a full description of each objective

Description of technical topics under the open Factories of the Future ICT Call

Contact

CNECT-FoF@ec.europa.eu