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Technology transfer: paving the way for advanced manufacturing

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Feb 25 2015
Feb 25 2015

The European Commission's in-house science service – the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises a workshop on "Technology transfer: paving the way for advanced manufacturing".

Advanced and clean manufacturing is a key driver of the upcoming industrial revolution. The aim of this workshop is to explore how technology transfer activities can be used as a mechanism to help EU industry, particularly manufacturing SMEs, to adopt new advanced and clean manufacturing technologies. Practical examples will be presented to illustrate the potential of technology transfer in this area.

The workshop will gather technology providers, industry executives, technology transfer officers, policy makers and financial intermediaries to share experiences and lessons learned. One of the key objectives is to discuss policy implications at all levels that could help accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies by the European manufacturing industry.

To support innovation in Europe, the JRC launched in 2011 the European Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) circle, which brings together the technology transfer offices of the largest European public research organisations. In this context, this workshop has been organised in close cooperation with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), and other European Commission's services such as the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, which supports R&I actions on advanced manufacturing systems under Horizon 2020, and the DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, which leads the task force on advanced manufacturing for clean production.


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Bertrand Fillon, Vice President of European Affairs at CEA/LITEN
Advanced manufacturing Technology Integration in Industry: Barrier and success levers

Simon McCaldin, TWI
QCOALA: Quality Control Of Aluminium Laser-welded Assemblies

Juan Antonio Arrieta, IK4 IDEKO
DYNXPERTS: Plug and produce components for optimum dynamic performance manafacturing system

Claudio Cenati, National Research Council (CNR)
Development of a wireless manual guidance device for intuitive programming of industrial robot and additional examples

Yves Bellouard, The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
FEMTOPRINT: Femtosecond Laser Printer for Glass Microsystems with Nano- scale Features

Marco Alvisi, ENEA
The solar receiver tubes for thermodynamic power plants: from lab to industry

Paolo Gennaro, AVIO AERO
3D printing for the aeronautics industry of the future

Egbert Jan Sol, TNO
3D food printing: the Barilla collaboration

Georg Steinbichler, ENGEL AUSTRIA Gmbh
Optimum design of automotive structures using thermoplastic composites

Jan Willem Gunnink, Delcam
COMET: Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future

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Venue: Committee of the Regions (COR), Room JDE 52, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels, Belgium.