Are you interested in digital manufacturing platforms? Do you want to learn about existing projects and initiatives in this area and discuss the challenges ahead? The European Commission and EFFRA organised a dedicated workshop.

Digital Manufacturing Platforms will be fundamental for the development of industry 4.0 and Connected Smart Factories. They are also seen as a strategic requirement for Europe and they are one of the topics of the Work Programme 2018-20.

In accordance with the strategy defined in the multi-annual roadmap of the Factories of the Future Public-Private Partnership, this topic requests proposals that target ‘grand challenges’ such as agile value networks, excellence in manufacturing or sustainability.

In order to discuss the challenges ahead and future opportunities for digital manufacturing platforms, the European Commission and the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) organised a dedicated workshop.

The purpose was to discuss what specific platforms would need to be addressed, developed and piloted at EU level in the near future. During the workshop previous and ongoing activities in this area were also taken into account, as well as the opportunities for future development.

The workshop was held on 19 October 2017 in Brussels.

Outline of the workshop and presentations


The full agenda can be found here.


The workshop report is available here.