The European Commission Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership will shortly be inviting proposals, under the leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology work programme, for its H2020-FoF-2016 factories of the future call.
The call is expected to open on 1 October 2015 and the anticipated deadline is 21 January 2016. More information is expected to be published in the third quarter of 2015. The following information, including which topics may be addressed in this call, is subject to change.
Proposals may address the following topics:
•FoF-01-2016 novel hybrid approaches for additive and subtractive manufacturing machines;
•FoF-02-2016 machinery and robot systems in dynamic shop floor environments using novel embedded cognitive functions;
•FoF-03-2016 zero-defect strategies at system level for multi-stage manufacturing in production lines;
•FoF-04-2016 continuous adaptation of work environments with changing levels of automation in evolving production systems;
•FoF-05-2016 support for the further development of additive manufacturing technologies in Europe.
Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions, innovation actions or coordination and support actions, depending on the topic.
Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country.
Coordination and support actions require at least one legal entity established in a member state or associated country.
All H2020 funding calls allow third country partners who secure their own funding to participate in consortia.
The indicative budget for this call is €77 million.
Closing date 21 Jan 16