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European Mechatronics for a new generation of production systems

Objective

The goal of EUMECHA-PRO is to increase the ability of the European mechatronics research community to conceive - according to a common strategy and in strong cooperation with industry - the production systems for the factories of the future. EUMECHA-PRO w ill develop industry roadmaps and research roadmaps. The industry roadmaps will provide a structured view on future industrial expectations and will be established for different production equipment sectors. Research roadmaps will reflect the visions and capabilities of the European mechatronics research community. The research and industry roadmaps will be integrated into a common vision. The emerging technologies and integrated design approaches in the research roadmaps will be associated to industry' s requirements and will reveal new industrial opportunities. On the other hand, the industrial expectations will orient research towards market needs. The research roadmaps will furthermore provide a common framework for an efficient co-ordination of Euro pe's research resources. EUMECHA-PRO will promote the practice of the mechatronics design paradigm in industry. Best practices of mechatronic design will be identified and promoted through industry-oriented workshops. EUMECHA-PRO will strive towards a better educational framework that delivers excellent mechatronic engineers to the manufacturing industries. Mechatronics education requirements and approaches will be analysed, resulting in a European vision on how education can be improved and be made mor e coherent across Europe. Dissemination and exchange of information will take place through internet, publications as well as through small committee network meetings. Furthermore, EUMECHA-PRO will improve the coordination of various R&D funding mec hanisms, in particular by feeding its deliverables into the "EUREKA Factory" platform and the European Commission's MANUFUTURE initiative.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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Coordinator

AGORIA ASBL
Address
Diamant Building, A. Reyerslaan 80
Brussels
Belgium

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Participants (20)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Munchen

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzala Aldo Moro, 7
Roma

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
Address
Avenida Otaola 20
Eibar

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LINZ CENTER OF MECHATRONICS GMBH
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz

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VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft

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UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 1
Enschede

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THESAME MECATRONIQUE ET MANAGEMENT
France
Address
7, Avenue Du Parmelan
Annecy

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FLANDERS' MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE VZW
Belgium
Address
Diamant Building, A. Reyerslaan 80
Brussels

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FUNDACION FATRONIK.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Ibaitarte 1
Elgoibar

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart

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LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough

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BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY.
Turkey
Address
Bedek
Bedek - Istanbul

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln

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DECUBBER PROJECT ASSISTANCE BVBA
Belgium
Address
Vissersstraat 12 Bus 22
Vilvoorde

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THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Hulley Road
Macclesfield

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UNIVERSITÄT PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
Paderborn

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