Welcome to the European IMS Site
The Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative encourages the formation of international research consortia to address 21st century manufacturing technologies and systems to benefit humanity. IMS members currently include the EU and Norway, Mexico, Korea, Switzerland and the United States of America.
IMS offers a proven and efficient framework for the protection of IPR ( pdf) which provides, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises, a safe environment for global collaboration.
In Europe IMS is supported under the Framework Programme for Research.
This site offers information for R&D stakeholders from Member States of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland.