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FoF-Impact Report Summary

Project reference: 637212

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - FoF-Impact (Enhanced impact of the Factories of the Future PPP through technology transfer and expanded community)

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The FoF-Impact CSA will integrate, in one comprehensive and service-oriented package, a set of tools and measures (guidelines, technology transfer tools and market uptake mechanisms) in support of exploitation of project results generated by the FoF PPP. The FoF-Impact CSA will build upon the existing work, such as the EFFRA Innovation Portal which offers a dynamic community-based environment for sharing and retrieving information about exploitable results.

The FoF-Impact CSA will also facilitate collaboration among the main stakeholders which are capable of enhancing the overall impact of the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP in Horizon 2020 at local and company-level. These actors are: manufacturing industries (large and SMEs), national and regional and other European manufacturing initiatives and programmes (Eureka, Manunet etc); technology transfer organisations and market-uptake experts; industry-focused RTOs and institutes, marketers of exploitable results, potential users of exploitable results, possible investors and business angels.

In summary, the FoF Impact CSA aims as composing a package of guidelines and tools (including a FoF-Impact helpdesk) that will service individual 'Factories of the Future' projects as well as project participants or clusters of projects.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The toolkit as a whole consists of
• A list of Success factors for successful industrial exploitation; this list constitutes the core of the toolkit
• Examples on projects that illustrate the relevance of the success factors
• References to valuable documentation and links in connection to the success factors
• A coupled list of organisations that can be of help in realisation of different success factors
• Guidelines with formats of events or workshops useful for different stages of the project life that supports consortia in addressing the success factors

The sustainable fine-tuning and deployment of the toolkit as a whole requires that the identification and characterisation of initiatives and services that are relevant to the successful industrial exploitation of FoF projects should be a continuous activity, throughout the FoF-Impact CSA and beyond. This requirement needs to be addressed during the second year of the FoF-Impact CSA. A workshop that focuses on the 'services' to projects and consortium members was the main topic of a workshop that took place on 17 February 2016 (during the second period, but after the submission of this periodic report, see http:www.effra.eu/impact)

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The toolkit is establishing a common entry-point for obtaining an overview of services that can supporting organisations and consortia doing collaborative research in manufacturing. The services will be associated to the success factors for industrial exploitation that was developed during the first year of the FoF-Impact CSA.

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Record Number: 186625 / Last updated on: 2016-07-14