The European Strategic Initiative ManuFuture

  • Francesco Jovane
  • Engelbert Westkämper
  • David Williams


TheEuropean Technological and Industrial Revolution for global competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing is fundamental for European industry. It calls for a structured approach, encompassing – within a robust reference model for action – from SI, to a framework for SI implementation, to stakeholder roles, to resources involved, focusing on transformation of industry and E&RTD&I, to pursue CSM. ManuFuture is a European response to the aforementioned needs.

In this chapter, the European ManuFuture initiative is described, covering from the ManuFuture Platform, to Vision 2020, SRA features: i.e. K-based manufacturing and Roadmap for industrial as well as E&RTD&I system transformation, drivers of change, pillars and domains of actions, multi-level action. Further, this chapter reports on the current situation of the education and RTD&I system in Europe and perspective transformation required as emerging from the SRA. Issues concerning investments in RTD are dealt with.


Intellectual Property Right High Education Sector European Research Area European Industry Engineering Graduate 
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  • Francesco Jovane
    • Engelbert Westkämper
      • David Williams

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