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Workshop on Impact of the Factories of the Future PPP – Brussels, 25-26 March 2014.

The 4th workshop on the Impact of the Public-Private Partnership "Factories of the Future" (FoF PPP) was organised in March 2014, by the European Commission with the support of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). All FoF projects originating from calls between 2010 and 2013 were invited to a 2-day event to assess the impact of the PPP initiative and to strengthen the cooperation links within the community.

Building on the progress of the activities promoted at the 3rd workshop in March 2013, this workshop focussed on increasing cross-project clustering. Differently from the previous year, the projects were grouped thematically, rather than by the call topics themselves. Joint presentations were prepared and delivered in three parallel sessions, where discussions were encouraged to further identify common synergies and ideas. The second day was organised as a plenary session, with keynote speakers from the EC and the industry, and where success stories were presented, followed by a panel of EC and private sector representatives talking about their views on the Factories of the Future PPP.

Final agenda of the event (PDF version, 235KB)

Presentations from the three parallel sessions:

Success Stories (PDF, ZIP version, 7.24MB)
Presentations from the plenary session (PDF, ZIP version, 6.66MB)

The report from the Workshop will be published soon on this page.


Workshop on Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP – Brussels, 01-02 April 2014.

The 4th workshop on the Impact of the Public-Private Partnership "Energy-Efficient Buildings" (EeB PPP) was organised in March 2014, by the European Commission with the support of the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA). All EeB projects originating from calls between 2010 and 2013 were invited to a 2-day event to assess the impact of the PPP initiative and to strengthen the cooperation links within the community.

Building on the progress of the activities promoted at the 3rd workshop in March 2013, this workshop focussed on increasing cross-project clustering. Differently from the previous year, the projects were grouped thematically, rather than by the call topics themselves. Joint presentations were prepared and delivered in three parallel sessions, where discussions were encouraged to further identify common synergies and ideas. The second day was organised as a plenary session, with keynote speakers from the EC and the industry, and where success stories were presented, followed by a panel of EC and private sector representatives talking about their views on the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP .

Final agenda of the event (PDF version, 217KB)

Presentations from the three parallel sessions:

Success Stories (PDF, ZIP version, 7.80MB)
Presentations from the plenary session (PDF, ZIP version, 2.96MB)

The report from the Workshop will be published soon on this page.


Workshop on Impact of the Factories of the Future PPP – Brussels 11-12 March 2013.

In March 2013, the European Commission, with the support of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), organised the 3rd Workshop on the Impact of the FoF PPP. All FoF projects funded in the first 3 calls (2010-2012) were invited to a 2-day event to assess the impact of the PPP initiative and to strengthen the cooperation links within the community.

The objectives of the Workshop were to address innovation and exploitation issues in running projects and explore potential for cross-project clustering. To this aim, projects were grouped in small clusters and asked to discuss common technical and non-technical issues and possible synergies. Joint presentations were then delivered in three parallel sessions. The second day, in a plenary session, participants could listen to a number of success stories and to EC and private sector representatives talking about their views on the Factories of the Future PPP.

Final agenda of the event (PDF version, 235KB)

Presentations from the three parallel sessions:

Presentations from the plenary session:

The report from the Workshop is available here (PDF version, 720KB).


Workshop on Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP – Brussels 12-13 March 2013.

In March 2013, the European Commission, with the support of the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA), organised the 3rd Workshop on the Impact of the EeB PPP. All EeB projects funded in the first 3 calls (2010-2012) were invited to a 2-day event to assess the impact of the PPP initiative and to strengthen the cooperation links within the community.

The objectives of the Workshop were to address innovation and exploitation issues in running projects and explore potential for cross-project clustering. To this aim, projects were grouped in small clusters and asked to discuss common technical and non-technical issues and possible synergies. Joint presentations were then delivered in three parallel sessions. The second day, in a plenary session, participants could listen to a number of success stories and to EC and private sector representatives talking about their views on the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP.

Final agenda of the event (PDF version, 236KB)

Presentations from the three parallel sessions:

Presentations from the plenary session:

The report from the Workshop is available here (PDF version, 693KB).


Workshop on Impact of the Factories of the Future PPP – Brussels 15-16 March 2012.

In March 2012, EC representatives, EFFRA and projects funded in the 2010 and 2011 calls of the FoF PPP met in a 2-day workshop to assess the impact of the PPP.

The main objectives were to engage project participants by intensifying cross-project collaboration and to demonstrate the value of the PPP.

All projects were represented in three parallel sessions covering:

  • Sustainable Manufacturing - session 1
  • ICT for Manufacturing - session 2
  • High-Performance Manufacturing – session 3

A second set of parallel sessions focused on the expected innovation focuses, and covered:

  • Sustainability/Energy Use: How will our project assess energy-efficiency and/or carbon neutrality? – session 4
  • Standardisation: In what way will our project contribute to interoperability and standardisation? – session 5
  • Effectiveness of Results Take-up: How will our project achieve significant uptake of expected project results and best practices beyond the immediate project stakeholders? – session 6

The report from the Workshop can be found here. (PDF version, 566KB)


Workshop on Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildings PPP – Brussels 14-15 March 2012.

In March 2012, EC representatives, E2BA and 39 projects funded in the 2010 and 2011 calls of the EeB PPP met in a 2-day workshop to assess the impact of the PPP.

The main objectives were to engage project participants by intensifying cross-project collaboration and to demonstrate the value of the PPP.

All projects were represented in three parallel sessions covering

A second set of parallel sessions focused on the challenges and opportunities to achieve impact and covered:

The report from the Workshop can be found here. (PDF version, 577KB)


Workshop Energy Efficient Buildings PPP: long term roadmap, synergies and potential in addressing societal challenges, 13 April 2011

During the European Union Sustainable Energy week (11-15 April 2011) a workshop was organised about the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership in research (EeB PPP). This PPP aims at promoting green technologies and the development of energy efficient systems and materials in new and renovated buildings to radically reduce their energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
The objective of the workshop was to show how stakeholders from several industrial sectors such as construction, ICT, energy, chemistry and materials and the broader stakeholder community including public authorities, owners and users representatives target the long term scenario in which new and existing buildings will be using and producing energy within districts and their neighbourhood.
Concrete examples were presented jointly with short presentations highlighting the challenges that the different actors foresee, including non technological barriers such as standards and business models, as key contribution to the 20/20/20 objectives.

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