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Factory of the Future Clusters

Objective

Proposal abstract
The FOCUS project will build upon the fundament of five existing FoF Clusters, Zero Defect Manufacturing (4ZDM), Robotics, Clean factory, Precision Micro Production Technologies (High Micro) and Maintenance and support. They will work toward the following four objectives.

1. Provide pro-active support to the projects in the participating clusters to disseminate the project’s tangible outcomes to raise the awareness and thus increasing on a short term the industrial exploitation and take-up (“As-is”).

2. Elaborate on the common ground of the clusters to establish a European state-of-the-art and world-wide technology watch to inform the European manufacturing industry constantly while also formulating (with support from cluster specific top-ranked experts) the future FoF priorities based upon jointly identified business trends and market prospects (“As-is”).

3. Deliver a proven model and associated methodology for effective cluster creation, execution and monitoring based upon the experience of the five participating clusters in FOCUS. This methodology will considerably ease the process of creating cluster thus maximizing the possibilities of increasing the impact of ‘exploiting’ cross-project synergies (“To-be”).

4. Deliver a model and associated methodology to ensure industrial exploitation and industrial take-up for future projects including guidelines for all stakeholders including the European Commission, project initiators and partners (“To-be”).

The final outcome of Focus will be:

• FOCUS model for clustering and industrial exploitation known at relevant stakeholders
• Methodology for clustering
• Methodology for industrial exploitation & take-up
• Lesson learnt from the existing clusters
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Address

Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 88 976

Participants (11)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 20 468

DELCAM LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 454,64

IDEKO S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 18 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 23 937

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 18 750

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 12 607

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 30 312

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 23 297

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 35 312

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 14 500

AUTODESK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 4 430,36

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637090

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 324 794

  • EU contribution

    € 324 794

Coordinated by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway