Better Factory First Open Call officially closed!
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8 Knowledge Transfer Experiments will receive support and will be financed with up to €200,000 in equity free funding. The consortiums composed by a manufacturing company, an artist and a technology supplier participating in Better Factory will begin their digitalisation journey, as part of the framework of the Horizon 2020 […]

Video: First open call for full proposals webinar
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💡 Did you lose the webinar? Don’t worry! You can get back to it here!  📢 Speakers:  Antonio Montalvo from FundingBox  Anca Marin from FundingBox  Ali Muhammad from European Dynamics   The 1st Open Call Full Proposals from Better Factory Webinar held on June 3rd, 2021, started with a brief introduction on our initiative. Followed by a description of our value proposition for the manufacturing ecosystem and the challenges that we aim to tackle in […]

Food and Agriculture industry: time for awareness is up, the future is now
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The next decades, technologies will have a fundamental role in the transformation of the agriculture and food sector, yet it will be important not be too timorous with policymaking decisions.   Today, Agriculture and food-related industries and services make possible the employment of over 44 million people in the European Union. This data includes also 20 […]

Metal and machinery industry: the European high energy consumer
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Photo by Russ Ward on Unsplash The digitalization of the European metal and machinery industry is an opportunity for the sector to adopt new perspectives about how to produce and reduce the consumption of energy. New technologies and techniques such as additive manufacturing, Internet of Things, or Cloud computing have […]

Better Factory unlocks access to funding for the digital transformation of the European manufacturing industry
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The Better Factory initiative, funded under the European Commission H2020 programme, aims to help European manufacturers become more competitive in the global market by providing up to 200K EUR in equity-free funding to develop and deploy collaborative intra-factory experiments.   Manufacturing Companies will discover new business models and digitise their factories to match the production of […]

Better Factory received over 350 Expression of Interest applications across Europe
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Call for Expression of Interest of project Better Factory closed with 367 applications from Manufacturing SMEs, Artists and Tech suppliers from 30 different countries in Europe. 80% of SMEs and Tech suppliers are composed of 2-49 employees  37% of the workers’ SMEs and Tech suppliers are females  The first expression of interest […]

Furniture and Wood Industry: The forests and the obligation of taking care of the oxygen source of Europe
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The European furniture and wood industry must adapt to the Industry 4.0 transformation. There are many challenges that the industry must face such as competitive, innovative and environmental solutions. Nevertheless, the sector trends that tend toward the products’ customization and the development of ICTs within companies are similar to other manufacturing sectors.    Wooden products are durable, resistant, and do not require […]

The necessary conversion of the plastic industry
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How plastics can be part of the European sustainable vision?    The Plastic sector is a vital European industry which is giving millions of jobs to the old continent workers. Nevertheless, the way in which plastic is produced and consumed is no longer fitting with the sustainable vision of the twenty-first-century industry. Along with the digitalisation, the industry must face a major […]

Sustainability and technology: a look at the future of the fashion industry
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With the help of new technologies, fashion could become a more sustainable industry. Although there is still a long way until this transformation happens, little by little progress is done and the whole chain of clothes production is revolutionized.  For centuries, the textile industry has helped to shape the economy […]

Made in Europe: Art and tech disrupting the European Manufacturing industry
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Better Factory unlocks equity-free funding opportunities and premium services for collaborative experiments to bring the European Manufacturing Industry to the forefront of the digital transformation.   The project prioritises the following industry sectors: Plastic and Rubber; Furniture and Wood; Food and Agriculture; Construction; Metal and Machinery; and Textile and Leather.  Better Factory invites European Manufacturing SMEs, Artists, and Technology suppliers to engage in a […]

How can I benefit from Better Factory?
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Better Factory – Open Calls Better Factory will launch 2 Open Calls to select 8 Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTEs) per Open Call, making a total of 16 KTEs during the lifetime of the project. The goal of the KTEs is to lead a diversification of the SMEs product portfolio with […]

Advance Production Planning and Scheduling (APPS)
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Modern manufacturing and industries are racing already towards what we call 4th Industrial Revolution, or more technically stated as Industry 4.0. The necessity of a digital transformation of the manufacturing processes is considered indisputable, but it was also pushed drastically to an accelerating rhythm due to the late challenges brought […]

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