Industry of the Future



  • Share information and best practices between stakeholders and regions of the Four Motors for Europe and Associates on Industry of the Future
  • Enhance collaboration between stakeholders of the Four Motors for Europe and Associates on Industry of the Future: enterprises, clusters, universities, agencies
  • Work on common promotion and visibility in Europe to be recognized as a major player in the European Industry of the Future landscape.
  • Initiate research and innovation projects with stakeholders from leading European regions

Current topics

  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Industrialization of innovative processes – Additive Manufacturing
  • Production upscaling of new materials


  • Common Action Plan to be regularly updated with Working sessions (joint participation in the Hannover Messe 2017, with common events and Meetings)
  • Submission of a ESCP Concept Note (European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialization investments) in March 2017
  • Submission of proposal for ECCP Call for Smart Specialization with ESM Pilot from Vanguard Initiative in March 2018
  • Organization of Watify events on dedicated thematics: Smart Plastics (30th of January 2018), Metal 3D Printing (24th of May 2018)
  • Concrete SMEs oriented actions in 2018: H2020 Partnerships enhancing, study visits