Saturday, 7 September 2013

SPIRE is at Manufuture 2013

MANUFUTURE 2013 View on Horizon 2020: Sustainable Re-industrialisation of Europe’ is the major conference organised by the European Technology Platform on Future Manufacturing (Manufuture) in Vilnius during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference, which takes place from 6 – 8 October, will be major event in the Lithuanian presidency and the SusChem inspired SPIRE PPP will be presenting there.

In the Lithuanian capital MANUFUTURE stakeholders from industry, academia and the public sector will discuss and exchange views on how to implement Horizon 2020 and related national programmes in a coherent and flexible manner. It is vital that ways to better transform Horizon 2020 investments into wealth, growth and jobs be discussed including supporting better coverage of the entire innovation cycle, promoting better alignment with national and regional policies and funding programmes, and creating framework conditions for growth and jobs to help Europe stay globally competitive.

Resource efficiency
In a plenary session on the morning of October 7 devoted to Horizon 2020 and roadmaps for manufacturing, Dr. Klaus Sommer, the President of the A.Spire Board of Directors, will present the strategic SPIRE Roadmap and describe what SPIRE will do in practice to create a world-leading, resource efficient process industry for Europe.

A special focus of the conference will be given to increasing the efficiency of EU regional and national RTD support tools through their mutual synergy and national / regional smart specialization.

For more information on the conference, please visit the MANUFUTURE 2013 website. More information on SPIRE can be found here.

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