7th October 2016
Annual Conference of the Italian Flagship Project “La Fabbrica del Futuro” (Factory of the Future) – Milan (BI-MU), 7th October 2016
The Annual Conference of the Italian Flagship Project “La Fabbrica del Futuro” (Factory of the Future) will be held on 7th October 2016 from 14.00 to 17.30 in AQUARIUS hall of the Fieramilano Congress Centre within BI-MU 2016.
During the whole duration of the exhibition (4th-8th October 2016) the Italian Flagship Project “La Fabbrica del Futuro” (Factory of the Future) will have a dedicated stand in Hall 11, where the prototypes carried out by the projects will be displayed.
4th October 2016
From 4th to 8th October 2016, The Flagship Project “Factory of the Future” will be present at the fair BI-MU 2016 in Fieramilano-Rho, at the stand E26-F35 / Hall 11, where the prototypes carried out by the projects will be displayed.
BI-MU has always been the only Italian exhibition capable of representing the world offering of machine tools and production systems.
Third in the international exporters ranking, and fourth in the manufacturers ranking, Italy can boast BI-MU as one of the historical and most qualified international events dedicated to the Italian industry of machine tools, robots, production systems and auxiliary technologies.
5th February 2016
The final ranking of the project proposals submitted with the “Call for project proposals for the carrying-out of prototypes within Subprojects 1 and 2” has been published.
15th January 2016
Deadline for the submission of project proposals for the carrying-out of prototypes within Subprojects 1 and 2.
4th February 2014
The final ranking of the project proposals submitted within the Subproject 2 has been published
20th December 2013
Deadline for the submitting of project proposals within the “Call for project proposals” of Subproject 2
21st November 2013
The first Annual Conference of the Italian Flagship Project “La Fabbrica del Futuro” (Factory of the Future) was hold on 21st November 2013 in Rome at the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Piazza Kennedy, 20).
This event foresaw a presentation of the projects approved within Subproject 1 and the results achieved during their first year of activities.
Moreover, the Call for Project Proposals within Subproject 2 was presented during the conference.
17th May 2013
Cooperation with NSERC-Automotive Partnership Canada
Within the bilateral cooperation agreement signed by the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) a specific cooperation action between the Flagship Project “La Fabbrica del Futuro” and NSERC-Automotive Partnership Canada has been launched. By considering the industrial and research priorities of the two initiatives, cooperation will focus on two priority areas: Products and Processes based on innovative materials and Next-generation Manufacturing, with a special focus on the automotive sector.
NSERC – Automotive Partnership Canada has selected among the projects financed within Subproject 1 the ones which are most coherent with its research priorities. These projects may have the opportunity of submitting a joint cooperation proposal with Canadian research teams. The four projects which have been selected by NSERC-APC are as follows:
FACTOTHUMS – FACTOry Technologies for HUMans Safety
GECKO – Generic Evolutionary Control Knowledge-based mOdule
SuFSeF – Sustainable Factory Semantic Framework
SNAPP – Surface Nano-structured Coating for Improved Performance of Axial Piston Pumps
14th December 2012
Defining of the ranking of project proposals admitted to funding for the activities of the first year
The final ranking, per thematic area, of the project proposals submitted within the “Call for Project Proposals” within Subproject 1 was approved on the basis of the international reviewers’ evaluation.
The projects admitted to funding for the activities of the first year are as follows:
Area 1 “High-performance Factories”:
- MaCISte – Mature CIGS-based solar cells technology
- MECAGEOPOLY – Mechano-chemistry: an innovative process in the industrial production of poly-sialate and poly-silanoxosialate geopolymeric binders used in building construction
- NanoTWICE – Composite Nanofibres for Treatment of air and Water by an Industrial Conception of Electrospinning
- PLUS – Plastic Lab-on-chips for the optical munipUlation of Single-cells
- SILK.IT – SILK ITalian technology for industrial biomanufacturing
- SNAPP – Surface Nano-structured Coating for Improved Performance of Axial Piston Pumps
Area 2 “Evolutionary and Reconfigurable Factory”:
Area 3 “Factories for the People”:
Area 4 “Factories for Sustainable Production”
- SuFSeF – Sustainable Factory Semantic Framework
- Zero WastePCBs – Integrated Technological Solutions for Zero Waste Recycling of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
28th September 2012
Deadline for the submitting of project proposals within the “Call for project proposals” of Subproject 1
2nd July 2012
Presentation of the “Call for project proposals” within Subproject 1 – Rome, 2nd July 2012
On 2nd July 2012 the first “Call for project proposals” of the Flagship Project “Factory of the Future” was presented at the headquarters of the Italian National Research Council (Marconi conference hall). The Project Manager, Tullio A.M. Tolio, the Assistant Project Manager, Federica Rossi and the project staff introduced the project objectives and the rules for participation in the project activities foreseen within Subproject 1, which is addressed to CNR institutes. More than 80 participants took part in the event: among them directors of institutes, researchers and representatives of CNR and of the Ministry of Education, University and Research. The “Call for project proposals”, whose deadline for the submission of proposals is 28th September 2012, has been made available for download since 2.07.12 in CNR website www.urp.cnr.it and in section “Documents” of this website.