Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce


The ConnectedFactories II CSA focuses on the following targets and activities:

  1. Supporting a common and structured understanding of key enablers and cross-cutting factors with regard to the deployment of digital technologies, including digital platforms, for manufacturing, serving both as generic guidance, as well as for providing a mapping/analysis framework for use-cases,
  2. Identifying pathways to the industrial take-up of digital technologies and digital platforms by taking into account legacy systems, industrial requirements and challenges,
  3. Situating inspiring research and industrial state-of-the-art cases on these pathways and show how key enablers and cross-cutting factors are addressed along these pathways,
  4. Stimulating the matching of skills transfer offering with skills demand across Europe,
  5. Engaging with the research and industrial actors in both European and local fora: manufacturing companies, suppliers, etc., and herewith make sure that requirements and boundary conditions are reflected in the pathways to digitalisation of manufacturing, the use cases, the key enablers and cross-cutting factors,
  6. Generating a broad awareness about the key enablers and cross-cutting factors, pathways and inspiring cases. - The objectives of the ConnectedFactories II CSA and the associated activities will build on the results and the methodology of the ongoing ConnectedFactories CSA (concluding in August 2019).
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Start date: 01-12-2019
End date: 30-11-2022
Total budget - Public funding: 1 984 131,00 Euro - 1 984 131,00 Euro
Call topic: Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories_2 (DT-ICT-07-2019)
Twitter: @C_Factories
Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting factors and skilled workforce
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ConnectedFactories Cybersecurity Workshop - presentation and recordings are available

The ConnectedFactories Cybersecurity workshop took place on the 20 January 2020.  Presentation and recordings are available here:

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Giulia Artibani
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Registration is now open - Cybersecurity workshop: 20 January 2020

We kindly invite you to register for the Cybersecurity workshop on the 20 January 2020 organised by ConnectedFactories 2.

                                              Register here and download the agenda

The online workshop will provide an insight into the recent developments of projects that focus on cybersecurity in manufacturing:  SeCoIIA and COLLABS project. 

It will also provide an insight into how cybersecurity aspects are addressed in other projects that focus on the digitalisation of manufacturing and the deployment of digital platforms (see ).     

Have a look also at the presentation on CyberSecurity Related Standards by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC (recording & presentation) from the recent ConnectedFactories Webinar on Standards for digital manufacturing.


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Giulia Artibani
05/11/20 - 14:10
Digitalization of Manufacturing: Building the ecosystem for a smart and sustainable future

The Digitalization of Manufacturing: Building the ecosystem for a smart and sustainable future event is on the 12sd of November 2020, within the framework of the 2020 edition of the World Manufacturing Forum. It is co-organized by Smart Anything Everywhere, Politecnico di Milano, MADE Competence Center and DIH Lombardia.

This event will bring together European, national and regional initiatives aimed at boosting the digital transformation of manufacturing, to share available opportunities and good practices, and discuss about synergies to work together.
The audience will find out about technologies, funding and collaboration opportunities offered by the “Smart Anything Everywhere” European Initiative to foster the digitalization of SMEs and midcaps. Moreover, the audience will have the opportunity to get lessons learnt and recommendations about the on-going development of the European Digital Innovation Hubs Network building bridges between the European and the local level.

Register here and join the event live to interact with the speakers.

Find the full programme - here

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