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Project ID: 11815
Funded under: FP6-NMP


This is the final report for the 'NEXT generation production systems' (NEXT) which is the biggest initiative ever undergone in Europe in the production systems area. This project integrates the complete value-chain for the European production machinery sector with the aim of determining the machines of the future and the sector's new business models contributing to the transformation the manufacturing industry.

The report covers the execution of the project, from objectives, contractors, work performed, results and the impact of the results. The NEXT project is ensuring that Europe stays ahead of the game in the field of production systems and devices. The project has five main aims: to make production machines more environmentally friendly, to make them more autonomous, to improve performance, to develop a new business paradigm for machinery and to share new knowledge. The NEXT results are promising in all of these areas.

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