Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Welcome to the homepage of the Task Force for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Clean Production.
The mission of this Task Force is to co-ordinate Union efforts to increase the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing industry. We aim to do so by fostering the development, and speeding up the market uptake, of European advanced manufacturing technologies by industry. This also requires a constant focus on improving the skills of Europe's workers and keeping them up to date.
The European Commission's Industrial Policy Communication update of 10 October 2012 aims at boosting the weight of industry in Europe from its current level of around 16 percent of GDP to 20 percent by 2020.
To achieve this ambitious target we depend on you – innovative people from business, research, academia, as well as government and non-governmental organisations – to voice your ideas about concrete actions that could increase the competiveness of Europe's manufacturing industry. We also encourage you to participate in the forthcoming public hearings and workshops. We depend on your valuable input to create the best possible framework conditions for European advanced manufacturing.