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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

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

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)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 468
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELCAM LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 454,64
Address
Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park
B10 OHJ Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 937
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 12 607
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 312
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 23 297
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 312
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 500
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AUTODESK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 430,36
Address
One Discovery Place, Columbus Drive
GU14 0NZ Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)