The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is the representative of the private partners in the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership (PPP). Launched by President Barroso in 2009, under the European Economic Recovery Plan, the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP represents a joint investment of close to €1 billion to facilitate pre-competitive European research on production technologies through pan-European consortia.
EFFRA was established by the MANUFUTURE Technology Platform and leading European industries to shape, to promote and to support the implementation of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership. EFFRA is a non-for-profit industry driven association, promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It’s membership is composed of large industrial companies, SMEs, research organisations and related associations.
EFFRA published its second projects brochure containing summaries of the 36 Factories of the Future projects and updates from all of the projects launched under the first call.