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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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.
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
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
Venue: Committee of the Regions (COR), Room JDE 52, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels, Belgium.