The ManuFuture National/Regional Technological Platforms (NRTPs) are created in EU member states and have adopted the main development goals developed earlier in both the EPT ManuFuture documents: ManuFuture Vision 2020 and Manufuture Strategic Research Agenda.
The most important role of the National Platforms should be seen in two fundamental configurations:
- activities and goals oriented horizontally, directed towards integration, coordination and synchronisation of R&D efforts in UE member states, taking into account the strategic aims and priorities of the European Research Area;
- activities and goals oriented vertically (product and process-oriented), where the most important are actions directed towards manufacturing of competitive technologies, products, methods and processes applied in enterprises, which in the medium term may bring the highest added value and play a key role in the market, global and local or sectoral.
Download the ManuFuture National Platforms definition.