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The IMS Fall newsletter is available for download below. In this issue: “IMS PROJECT CLUSTERS LAUNCHED”, a report on the “INDUSTRIALLY ROBUST AM CHAIN”, and manufacturing news and commentary of global interest.

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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Editorial

 

Dear Reader,

Marta BulikThe end of the year is approaching fast, and we have prepared the last, a special edition of the IMS Newsletter for 2012. Why is it special? Because the EU IMS chairmanship has come to an end and the US have taken over the chair until early 2015.

In this Newsletter you will read a welcome word by Mark Carlisle of the US IMS Regional Secretariat.

We also invite you to read a report on a very successful World Manufacturing Forum 2012, held between 16 and 18 October 2012 in Stuttgart. Along this report you will find links to media coverage as well as related videos.

Using the occasion, we wish you Happy Seasonal Holidays and all the best for 2013. We will come back with fresh news from the manufacturing world in January.

Marta Bulik, European Commission

 

Top Stories

 

EU Chair ended on 31 October 2012

Outgoing IMS Chairman, Mr. Fred-Holger GüntherIncoming IMS Chairman, Mr. Robert Kiggans

October marked the end of the IMS rotating chair held by the European Union. In the last thirty months more than twenty-five international projects had been launched with targeted workshops and dedicated services supporting the setup of global industrial partnerships. In his closing speech, the IMS Chairman, Mr. Fred-Holger Günther (picture right), former Senior Vice President of the Bosch Group, remarked: “In an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, collaboration is not an option, but a must. In a climate of growing competition between national and corporate interests and strategies, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems stands out as a platform for a global win/win cooperation in R&D and innovation that contributes to the creation of prosperity in our economies. Europe’s growth and prosperity which has emerged from an almost complete economic destruction after World War II, is due to the continued peaceful collaboration among the continent’s nations that used to be at war with each other in the centuries before”. The IMS chair is now with the United States with Mr. Robert Kiggans (picture left), Vice Chairman of SCRA Applied R&D acting as the new Chairman.

 

Welcome message from the US Regional Secretariat by Mark Carlisle, NIST

Mark Carlisle

As Secretariat of the US region, I am honored and excited to have the IMS chairmanship return to the United States. The resulting greater level of visibility of IMS in the US is timely and dovetails with increased Administration emphasis on advancing the state of US manufacturing, as the IMS model of pre-competitive collaboration allows all participants to benefit from increased efficiencies in their use of resources and energy, and across their processes and supply chains.

IMS continues to highlight advanced manufacturing as a primary engine of a healthy economy and an innovative and responsible society. It is my hope that IMS’s past accomplishments, current outreach efforts, and future potential will lead other regions to join our organization.

IMS will build on the successful foundation of the first two World Manufacturing Forum conferences, holding a third event in Washington, DC, in October 2013 to continue a dialogue between policy makers and industry leaders.

I salute the members of the EU region for their many accomplishments during the EU tenure as host, and I look forward to welcoming all members of the IMS community to the United States next year!

 

Special Report

 

World Manufacturing Forum 2012

One of the most important manufacturing meetings of the year was held from 16-18 October 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany. More than 400 industrial executives and government officials discussed whether manufacturing is the solution to the global economic crisis, what the future of manufacturing is and whether ‘Wall Street’ and ‘Main Street’ would eventually become friends. The event was supported by the European Commission and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) International. The World Manufacturing Forum had been held for the first time in May 2011 at Lake Como and had started facilitating a much needed dialogue between policy, industry and technology. Next year’s Forum will be held in Washington, DC.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, at his opening video speech, stressed the contribution that industry had made to Europe’s stability during the continuing economic crisis and assured the manufacturing leaders gathered in Stuttgart of the European Union’s commitment to preserving and strengthening industry’s role in the European economy. The Portuguese former Prime Minister stated that “European industry has proven to be a considerable asset during the crisis,” declaring: “An economy with a competitive industry is more resilient and less prone to the volatility of speculative activities.” To back his claim, Mr. Barroso reminded the conference participants that the EU is among the world’s leading exporters in industrial sectors such as aeronautics, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals, adding that industry accounts for 80 percent of the European Union’s current exports and for 80 percent of its private research and development expenditures. While 74 million jobs in the European Union depend on manufacturing and related services, he pointed out, the crisis had cost industry 3 million jobs, and Europe’s industrial production remained around 10 percent below the levels it had reached in the years prior to the crisis. “We cannot be complacent with historical trends that progressively damp the role of industry in our economies,” he added. “We can reverse these trends and we intend to do so.” ”Europe needs to invest in new technologies and innovation,” Barroso said further. “We are on the eve of a new technological era, which some analysts have called the New Industrial Revolution, where new and cleaner technologies fundamentally change production patterns and also the global value-added chain. We cannot afford to miss the opportunities brought by these changes.”

In a Communiqué issued after the meeting the organizers of the World Manufacturing Forum have stated that “Manufacturing can play the primary role in a global recovery from the economic crisis that has marked – and marred – the start of this new Millennium. And manufacturing must take the lead in developing sustainable technologies and products, without which, as has become increasingly clear, the earth’s shrinking resources and growing population are certain to be at profound risk. … A new industrial order is quickly unfolding as supply networks globalize, pressure to conserve energy and raw materials grows, technology changes rapidly and, on every continent, demand strengthens for skilled workers able to understand increasingly complex production technologies. All aspects of this new order pose significant challenges. They must be addressed immediately, and overcome in relatively short order, if humanity is to make the revolutionary step to an industrial paradigm that nurtures the planet and enables hundreds of millions, even billions, of additional inhabitants to live decent and dignified lives. For this to happen, it is imperative that industrial best practices be shared globally so that all enterprises engaged in the manufacture of goods have access to technologies that can radically reduce consumption of materials and energy. The same sharing of best practices holds true for those in government, whose duty it is to craft policies that incline firms toward a high-road strategy for the development of their workers and the rapid adoption of new technologies, and to foster an environment congenial to the industrial system’s becoming far more efficient and productive than it has been up to the present. A ‘real’ economy is one that creates value and jobs while also providing the income governments need to administer programs upon which the protection, health and general well-being of large societies depend. Economies that in recent years have resorted to the use of credit to support such essential sectors as construction and housing have become unstable, bringing the world to a new level of uncertainty. In contrast, economies that have remained focused on innovation, upgrading manufacturing processes that were already in existence and embracing products and technologies that are totally new, have demonstrated greater relative strength in the face of the headwinds. … Manufacturers, policymakers, worker representatives and bankers must share their knowledge: They must agree on common goals and, together, apply the lessons they have learned to every industrial operation in business today.

The World Manufacturing Forum intends to remain the leading advocate of this endeavor. We leave Stuttgart with a commitment to ensuring that the dialogue continues, so that every company, every government and every citizen can enter a future made healthier, safer and more prosperous by a new generation of manufactured products. And it will continue, at the Forum’s third annual meeting, already scheduled for next October in Washington, DC”

The event was widely covered in the specialist press as this year’s meeting was followed by several tours to industrial enterprises in the wider Stuttgart region.

 

 

 

Videos related to WMF 2012

World Manufacturing Forum 2012 media coverage

Websites related to speakers or projects

 

 

In this issue

 

Editorial

Top Stories

Special Report

 

 

About IMS

 

The Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative encourages the formation of international research consortia to address 21st century manufacturing technologies and systems to benefit humanity. IMS members currently include the EU and Norway, Mexico, Korea, Switzerland and the United States of America. In Europe IMS is supported by the 7th Framework Programme’s (FP7) Cooperation Themes ICT and NMP.

For further information about IMS, please visit IMS on CORDIS or IMS International.

 

This newsletter is issued by the European IMS Secretariat c/o European Commission. The list of recipients of this publication has been carefully put together. If you do not wish to receive it any longer, please use this link

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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Editorial

 

Dear Reader,

Marta BulikWelcome to our summer edition of the IMS newsletter. We are coming back with a lot of manufacturing news, but pay attention especially to our European Policy Section where you will find the latest information on the recent open Call for Proposals related to manufacturing and Factories of the Future. Over 230 million Euro are available for the most innovative projects.

Our big event World Manufacturing Forum 2012 is already knocking on the door. Please check the latest news and updates, as well as info on other interesting manufacturing events around the globe.

As we cannot afford to forget about the economic crisis, so read what is proposed by the European Commission – building a new industrial revolution in Europe. And if you want to know what the best countries for innovation are, you will also find this information in our newsletter.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank Dr. Rainer Zimmermann, the Head of the new Unit on Advanced Computing and Complex Systems at the European Commission as well as Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis from the ActionPlanT project, for contributing to the newsletter.

We always look forward to receive news also from you. You can follow us on Twitter and share your tweets with us.

I wish you a pleasant reading.

Marta Bulik, European Commission

Top Story

Rainer ZimmermannInterview with Rainer Zimmermann, Head of the new Unit Complex Systems and Advanced Computing within the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the European Commission. The Unit is covering topics such as embedded systems, controls, complex systems, computing systems and factories of the future.

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Latest News

¤Second Annual Global Manufacturing Forum Will Be Held October 16 – 18 in Stuttgart, Germany

¤IMS MEXICO: Successful Mexico Manufacturing Technology Platform (MTP) Project Workshop held in Mexico City, Mexico on 8 May 2012

¤Industrial Learning – A report by Dimitris Kiritsis

 

Regions in the Loop

¤The best countries for innovation

¤Report to the US President outlines approaches to spur manufacturing investment and innovation¤Factory tours urged to raise awareness of skilled career options

¤Brazil, Argentina manufacturing slows; Mexico output grows

¤South Korea manufacturer confidence drops to 3-year low

¤Analysis: Crisis stifles Italian firms’ competitiveness drive

¤Manufacturing activity for the Euro-area is down to its lowest level since middle of year 2009

¤Euro-zone manufacturing decline steepens

EU Policy Activities

 

¤Information Day on Public Private Partnerships, Brussels, 9-10 July 2012 in Brussels, Belgium – The Factories of the Future (FoF) Calls

¤EU to fund cloud-based supercomputers for SMEs

¤Summary of Factories of the Future projects launched in the last 3 years

¤European automotive industry gears up for the 21st century

¤Building a new industrial revolution in European answer to the economic crisis

¤EU Innovation push in raw materials

¤Projects for sustainable and competitive industry

In this issue

 

Editorial

Top Story

Latest News

Regions in the loop

EU Policy Activities

Calls & EventsFor the information on open Calls for Proposals please go to the section EU Policy Activities.IWEI 2012 – 4th International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability “Collaboration, Interoperability and Services for Networked Enterprises”

6-7 September, 2012 Harbin, ChinaManufacturing Technology Trade Show
10-15 September, 2012 Chicago, United StatesMITIP 2012 Scientific Forum and Proposers’ Day
24-26 October, 2012 Budapest, HungaryManufacturing Day
5 October, 2012 NIST, Washington DC, United StatesWorld Manufacturing Forum 2012
16-18 October, 2012 Stuttgart, GermanyMITIP 2012 Scientific Forum and Proposers’ Day
24-26 October, 2012 Budapest, HungaryBrazil Automation ISA 2012
6-8 November, 2012 Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

About IMS


The Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative encourages the formation of international research consortia to address 21st century manufacturing technologies and systems to benefit humanity. IMS members currently include the EU and Norway, Mexico, Korea, Switzerland and the United States of America. In Europe IMS is supported by the 7th Framework Programme’s (FP7) Cooperation Themes ICT and NMP.

For further information about IMS, please visitIMS on CORDIS or IMS International.

 

This newsletter is issued by the European IMS Secretariat c/o European Commission. The list of recipients of this publication has been carefully put together. If you do not wish to receive it any longer, please use this link

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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Issue No. 40, May 2012

Editorial

 

Dear Reader,Marta Bulik

Exciting events happened since our last newsletter. Factories of the Future (FOF) were present during the CEBIT 2012 in Hannover, with a lot of success! Don’t miss our item on this amazing event followed by photos from European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes visiting the stand of ICT for FOF. You might also find interesting to read the blog article on cloud computing making factories digital!We would like also to draw your attention to the Factories of the Future workshop, which will take place on July 2012 and invites you for registration.

I would like to thank Paola Fantini, Tom Messervey and Allan Martel for contributing to the newsletter and invite you to share your stories and articles with us.

More news and events invitations follow below, but if you would like to stay in the loop, follow us on Twitter account.

I wish you a pleasant reading.

Marta Bulik, European Commission

Top Story

Interview with Thomas Messervey, IMS MTP Coach

M: Hi Tom, thank you very much for dedicating a little bit of your time. You’re working as an IMS project coach and facilitator. Can you tell me what does it mean to be a project facilitator? What is your work about?

T: Intelligent Manufacturing System is often new for people- so first part of my job is to explain what this program is about and how does it function. One has to remember that any time we deal with public funding, there are rules, standards and regulations, and even on the national level things can be complex. When we do a collaborative project in Europe some work needs to be done to understand how it works in Europe. When we look at the international level and we want to combine Mexico and US, Europe and Korea, we have to know how things work in any of those regions or countries and what the legal implications are. Sometimes people do not want to collaborate because they perceived difficulties which, in fact, are not that difficult. So the most important part of this job is explaining to people what the program is, how it adds value, how it could apply to them.

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Latest News

¤ Factories of the Future @CeBIT
¤ Cloud computing will make factories digital
¤ IMS Workshop on Sustainable Development in Manufacturing, by Allan Martel, IMS Regional Coach, Mexico
¤ World Manufacturing Forum 2012

 

US in the Loop

¤ Kauffman Foundation and ITIF Unveil Global Innovation Policy Report Ranking 55 Nations’ Capacities for Economic Growth
¤ President Obama proposes National Network for Manufacturing Innovation


 

EU Policy

¤ Workshop in the context of the Public Private Partnership on Factories of the Future (FoF) to be held on July 10, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium
¤ “Public Private Partnerships are a step in the right direction and seen as a solution to the valley of death”
¤ Industrial production up by 0.5 % in euro area
¤ Small enterprises: Shift to green economy underway, but not at full speed yet
¤ New way of manufacturing-design your own shoes
¤ Lighter and innovative materials for multipurpose industrial applications


 

Calls & Events

Meet @ nano- International Brokerage Event on Nanotechnologies, Material Sciences and Industrial Production and Public Private Partnership (PPP)
24 May 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland

Conference “Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution”
29 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium

CECIMO Spring Meetings 2012
9-12 June 2012, Ghent, Belgium

18th International ICE Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
18 – 20 June 2012, Munich, Germany

Industrial Technologies Conference
19-21 June 2012, Aarhus, Denmark

15th International Conference on Machine Design and Production (UMTIK-2012)
19-22 June 2012, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

Collaborative Enterprises 2012 – Collaborative Development and Engineering Driving Innovation, WMSCI 2012

17-20 July 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA

China Green Manufacturing Summit 2012
17-18 August, 2012, Shanghai, China

MITIP 2012 Scientific Forum and Proposers’ Day
24-26 October 2012, Budapest, Hungary

Brazil Automation ISA 2012
6-8 November 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil

This newsletter is issued by the European IMS Secretariat c/o European Commission. The list of recipients of this publication has been carefully put together. If you do not wish to receive it any longer, please use this link.

 

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According to feedback from the participants, IMS International conducted a highly successful Manufacturing Technology Platform (MTP) Project Workshop in Mexico City, Mexico on 8 May, 2012, at the Westin Santa Fe Hotel. The meeting focused on international project opportunities and initiatives from industry, government, and associations. There was a focus on the Mexican automotive industry and follow-on actions from the IMS supported Horizon Workshop in Sweden surrounding the automotive cluster was discussed.

The presentations of the meeting are available for participants and may be viewed here by obtaining the password from your local IMS Regional Secretariat.

 




The recent edition of the European Union newsletter, Issue No. 39, March 2012, is available for viewing at http://cordis.europa.eu/ims/newsletter/ims-newsletter-201202_en.html. The highlights include IMS and global news, interesting projects, proposal calls, and events. For the news letter topics, see below.

Top News

  • Interview with Dan Nagy, Managing Director of IMS
  • EU’s ICT for Factories of the Future during CEBIT 2012
  • IMS delegate appointed to White House Office of Science and Technology policy
  • The European Machine Tool Industry drives sustainability into the heart of manufacturing. ‘Blue Competence’ Initiative launched in Brussels
  • IMS project Automation Competency Model Network is looking for EU partners
  • Microsemi joins EU actuator project to reduce aircraft weight
  • Social Media in the manufacturing world – Can it help to boost sales?

U.S. News

  • 2013 Budget Request for National Institute of Standards and Technology Targets Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Science and Technology Programs
  • Manufacturing highlighted among others as priority area for US competitiveness and Innovative Capacity

Global

  • Global value-added by ICT industries more than doubled from $1.2 trillion in 1995 to $2.8 trillion in 2010
  • KTI industries have been a major and growing part of the global economy
  • Rising KTI shares in most countries have coincided with growth in productivity

EU Policy

  • Harmonised standards which provide presumption of conformity for Personal Protective Equipment products.
  • Enterprise must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger
  • Security Research options for a possible Demonstration Project to secure Europe’s supply chains
  • Protecting European enterprises and workers from unsafe products
  • European Commission proposes strategy for sustainable bioeconomy in Europe

Project Focus

  • ActionPlanT – a project of the Private-Public Partnership “Factories of the Future”
  • The ULCOS project: cleaner route to steel production

Upcoming Calls & Events

Intensive Training on Entrepreneurship in Photonics
05 – 14 March 2012, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

AMT Manufacturing Technology Forum – Topics such as, e.g. Sustainable Manufacturing, Innovative Technologies and the Future of Additive Materials Manufacturing, Innovation within Defense Manufacturing and much more will be discussed
7-8 March 2012, Orlando, Florida

Technology and market perspective for future Value Added Materials, workshop organised by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation – This one-day workshop will provide an overview and perspective of the commercial possibilities for value-added and value-adding materials. It will also explore the various technical and economic scenarios linked to the potential development of such materials.
14 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference 2012 – The event will bring together researchers, educators and practitioners from around the world and fosters an atmosphere conducive to developing new ideas and refining already existing research developments
14-15 March 2012, Berlin, Germany

Growing the Extended Enterprise: Integrating SMEs in smart Digital supply chains – The one and a half day event will bring together more than 200 automotive players from across Europe to present concrete business cases on how auto-gration improved the functioning of the automotive supply chain and aftermarket, how it helped smaller dynamic businesses to link to larger industry players and participate in global supply chains.
15-16 March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany

Photonics21 Annual Meeting 2012
27 – 28 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium

14th International Conference on Mathematical/Analytical Modelling and Computer Simulation (UKSim2012)
28 – 30 March 2012, Cambridge University, UK

IMS Horizon Workshop on manufacturing strategy, Chalmers University of Technology – The IMS Horizon Workshop is an event in order to develop competences and to educate beneficiaries and members from industry and research on new global approaches to manufacturing strategy.
11-13 April 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

HANNOVER MESSE 2012: Technology Cooperation Days on Energy Efficient Factories and Industrial Production – It will take place in parallel to the HANNOVER MESSE 2012, the world’s leading showcase for new industrial technologies, materials and product ideas. It is the ideal place to obtain latest industrial know-how.
24-26 April 2012, Hannover, Germany

AKL´12 – International Laser Technology Conference – Over 70 experts from research and industry will bring up to date on the current trends in laser technology
9-11 May 2012, Aachen, Germany

18th International ICE Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation – The central topic will be “Innovation by Collaboration and Entrepreneurial Partnerships
18 – 20 June 2012, Munich, Germany

Industrial Technologies Conference – Three days of insightful plenaries and conference sessions, revealing the impact of industrial technologies and promoting solutions to improve the environment for innovation in Europe
19-21 June 2012, Aarhus, Denmark

15th International Conference on Machine Design and Production (UMTIK-2012) – The 15th International Conference on Machine Design and Production 2012 aims to constitute a forum of prominent academics and professionals from all over the world to discuss the latest advancements, emerging technologies and systems in design and manufacturing of machines, manufacturing systems and technologies.
19-22 June 2012, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

The 9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth)
26-28 June 2012, Porto, Portugal

Collaborative Enterprises 2012 – Collaborative Development and Engineering Driving Innovation, WMSCI 2012 – The symposium will be organized in the context of the 16th World-Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2012.
17-20 July 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recent edition of the European Union newsletter, Issue No. 38, December 2011, is available for viewing at http://cordis.europa.eu/ims/newsletter/ims-newsletter-201112_en.html. 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

The recent edition of the European Union newsletter, Issue No. 37, Sepetember 2011, is available for viewing at http://cordis.europa.eu/ims/newsletter/ims-newsletter-201109_en.html. The highlights include a review of the Geneva PLM Conference, a brief review and announcement of the upcoming World manufacturing Forum, the latest news and events from Europe, and other manufacturing news and global events.

Issue No. 37, September 2011

  • Geneva PLM Conference
  • World Manufacturing Forum 2011: Global consumer needs – A challenge for manufacturing
  • The world’s first printed airplane
  • European Robotics Week to encourage youth for technical education!
  • How Europe’s machine tool industry should response to the global challenges?
  • Latin America in the loop: Brazil is taking off!
  • Manufacturing Innovation Blog – News about manufacturing in America
  • National Governors Association Policy Academy to help US develop and implement strategies to grow advanced manufacturing industries
  • Professor Karl Leo nominated for German Federal President’s Prize of Technology and Innovation
  • Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize
  • Breaking down barriers to research – consultation on the European Research Area
  • Nanotechnology – Success stories from European research
  • Science at the service of Europe
  • Intelligent Energy Magazine
  • Enterprise & Industry magazine – September 2011
  • 3rd Factories of the Future FP7 Call is open to IMS collaborative projects

 

The recent edition of the European Union newsletter, Issue No. 36, March 2011, is available for viewing at http://cordis.europa.eu/ims/newsletter/ims-newsletter-201107_en.html. The highlights include greetings from the new editor, Marta Bulik, a review of the World Manufacturing Forum, Ia review of the Tampere International Manufacturing Summit, the latest news from Europe, and other manufacturing news and global events.

Issue No. 36, July 2011

  • Green Cars exhibits in the European Parliament
  • Industrialists and policy makers exchange views at the first World Manufacturing Forum
  • ICT Proposers’ Day 2011, Budapest, Hungary
  • Tampere International Manufacturing Summit 2011, Finland
  • European Robotics Forum 2011
  • US in focus: President Obama launched Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
  • Technology Strategy Board: new feasibility studies and research programs
  • A strategic vision for European standards
  • Energy Efficiency Plan to improve EU’s Industrial competitiveness
  • Commission proposes unitary patent protection to boost research and innovation
  • Online public consultation on cloud computing in Europe
  • EU Budget proposal 2014-2020: Significant increase in research and innovation
  • MANUFUTURE European Technology Platform’s Contribution to
  • Consultation- Green Paper “From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding”

 

Issue No. 35, March 2011

  • World’s top industrialists and policy makers to meet at the first World Manufacturing Forum
  • IMS on JEC 2011
  • Key report proposes ‘ideal house’ structure for Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)
  • Vision for Photonics as a Key Enabling Technology
  • Digital Agenda: how cloud computing can boost Europe’s competitiveness
  • Progress towards the setting up of a common Europe-wide system of patents
  • European businesses show “big appetite” for investing in low carbon technologies
  • European companies turn to eco-innovation to tackle rising input costs and scarcity of materials
  • EU interim forecast: Recovery gaining ground
  • OLED lightening is ready for large scale applications
  • CEO of IQE is elected president of EPIC
  • New website on European Technology Platforms launched

 

 

 

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