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EXPLORE - EXTENDED EXPLOITATION OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND RESULTS

Objective

The European Manufacturing Industry competitiveness and sustainability strongly depends on Innovation, targeting new consumer needs and societal challenges. This calls for significant public and private investments in R&D, but also a growing capability to transform the created knowledge into new products, processes, services and business models.

Many of these challenges are multi-sectorial as the technologies needed to address them, especially in the area of Production Technologies. The EC has supported the development of such horizontal technologies through its R&D programmes, creating a very rich knowledge portfolio over time. However, its exploitation is recognised to be far from its maximum potential, due to many and complex factors including lack of information dissemination, competences, market access, resources, or simply because their cross fertilisation with other sectors is not evaluated.

The main goal of EXPLORE is to unleash the full potential of this accumulated knowledge, by promoting its use in developing advanced products and services to address manufacturing industries’ challenges and needs. EXPLORE will promote and support the exploitation of R&D results, mainly by gathering resources to disseminate (models, case studies, demonstrators) and prepare commercial exploitation; cross-fertilisation, education and standardisation.

Such challenges call for the involvement of different stakeholders, gathering complementary knowledge, competences and resources, as: exploitable results of European R&D projects; sectorial challenges and needs; national/regional, private/public funding sources; and a broad European network of partners.

The most relevant results and impact are expected to be: higher exploitation rate of results; broader European coverage and impact of R&D+I investments; better alignment and coordination between European and national/regional funding; and a more competitive and sustainable European Manufacturing Industry and society.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-CSA-7
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Coordinator

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 201 466
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)

Participants (13)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ane Irazustabarrena (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 734
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Ceresa (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 780
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 96 942
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pieter Bolt (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 732
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Scacchi (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Mrs.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE COOPERATION DES INDUSTRIES DE LA MACHINE-OUTIL CECIMO AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 295
Address
Boulevard Brand Whitlock 165
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Filip Geerts (Mr.)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 102 805
Address
Avenue Felix Louat 52
60304 Senlis Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Djea Djeapragache (Mr.)
AGORIA ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
A Reyers 80 Diamant Building
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chris Decubber (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 45 475
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reijo Tuokko (Prof.)
DOLNOSLASKI PARK INNOWACJI I NAUKI S.A.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 24 075
Address
Wystawowa 1
51-618 Wrocław
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mariusz Cholewa (Dr.)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 30 816
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Pedrazzoli (Prof.)
WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sabine Stöpfel