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Industrial and regional valorization of FoF Additive Manufacturing Projects

Objective

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been highlighted as a key technology with potential for creating sustainable high value European based employment, addressing societal issues and supporting environmental sustainability. The processes based on Additive Manufacturing spans many industries, including automotive, medical, aeronautics, defense, capital and consumer goods and do-it-yourself concept, energy, etc. AM has demonstrated to possess the capability to generate future revenues, to develop novel disruptive business models, not seen up to date, that could help to keep manufacturing in Europe competing with emergent countries.

All those are heavyweight reasons for Europe to make specific efforts to define a plan of action in the field. This strategy should include detail implementation plan defining innovation sectorial chains from design phase to target commercial products. It should define TRL aspect in each link of the chains, type of stakeholders to carry out the tasks, timeline and priorities. Moreover, in order to have a complete success should also involve not only technology stakeholders but also policy makers.

On this basis, FoFAM project takes up the challenge of clustering technology developments on AM and place them into defined value chains in lead markets for Europe. The project intends to identify gaps for business development and to attack them with specific actions and timeline. It also includes high involvement of European regions to ensure an efficient use of structural funds associated to them. FoFAM also address not only technological aspects but also aims at identifying other horizontal economical and societal issues that will be taken into consideration to ensure AM industrial deployment.

To involve high number of key stakeholders , the project has achieved the support of project coordinators of FoF projects, European Technology Platforms, EFFRA, European Business and Innovation and European Regions Research and Innovation Networks.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACION IDONIAL
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 120 435

Participants (3)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 89 775
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 625
Address
Rue De Luxembourg 3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 375
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations