EU IMS Newsletter – December 2011

The recent edition of the European Union newsletter, Issue No. 38, December 2011, is available for viewing at The highlights include a review of the ManuFuture Conference 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland where industry, academic and public sector representatives gathered together to discuss the future and the challenges of manufacturing in Europe. Included is an interview with Prof. Edward Chlebus, organizer of the conference about the successful outcomes from the meeting.

Issue No. 38, December 2011

  • Interview about the Outcome of the 8th ManuFuture Conference in Wroclaw, Poland
  • US Effort to Boost Domestic Manufacturing across America
  • Flexible Manufacturing for a Competitive European Industry: EU Project XPRESS
  • Proceedings of the EPIC Workshop on Manufacturing Processes for Photonic Components
  • Fraunhofer-ILT Wins the Innovation 2011Award for Additive Manufacturing
  • ProSTEP iViP Scientific Award for Engineers Focusing on Virtual Product Creation – Deadline: 20 January 2012
  • The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2012 – closing date for applications: 20 January 2012
  • Horizon 2020: To Boost Growth and Jobs, the European Commission Proposes a EUR 80 billion 7-Year Investment in Research and Innovation
  • EU and US Agree on More Intense Economic Partnership
  • New EU Fundraising Rules: Boosting Venture Capital for SMEs and easing access to Credit
  • First Innovation Convention – First EU Women Innovators Prize
  • European Commission, European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund Launch New Scheme to Help SMEs Get Loans for Research and Innovation
  • What is a “Nanomaterial”? European Commission Breaks New Ground with a Common Definition