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World Manufacturing Forum 2016

The aim of this supporting action is the planning and the organization of the World Manufacturing Forum held in Barcelona on May 3-4, 2016. Keeping the event in Europe is pivotal to retain the leadership in key manufacturing enabling technologies.

Strategic objectives of the event are: to be an open and independent environment where industry leaders and key policy makers from all over the world, together with all relevant stakeholder, will discuss global trends, challenges threats and objectives in manufacturing to give authorities in policy, science and industries advice for the orientation of innovation perspectives for a global competitive and sustainable development; to be a platform where the most recent state-of-the-art of the manufacturing research is spread and disseminated at the same time where the most interesting trends and research needs are identified, discussed and shared among interested parties and involved communities; to be a platform for the communication of the European Commission strategies and policies to a global audience; to be an ambitious event to present results of the European cooperative research, to support the Horizon2020 and to discuss about international cooperation in R&D; to create visibility and better synergies between industrial and social initiatives launched by the Commission and by the Member States in a fair interplay with the other global regions. 

Partners: Fundació CIM; IMS; Fondazione Politecnico di Milano; INESC TEC.


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