As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, the Commission is launching three Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The three PPPs represent a powerful means of boosting research efforts in three large industrial sectors – automotive, construction and manufacturing – which have been particularly affected by the economic downturn and where innovation can significantly contribute towards a more green and sustainable economy.

In this framework, the European Commission and the industrial partners work intensively together to develop the implementation plans for the Public Private Partnership “Factories of the Future” initiative for the manufacturing sector (PPP-FoF).

As response, the Manufuture Platform lauched the:
Initiative EFFRA, European Factories of the Future Research Association