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Future Manufacturing Technologies (Manufuture)


Thematic task force/working group in EU


Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies


The manufacturing sector in Europe today faces intense and growing competitive pressure on several fronts. In the high-tech sector, other developed economies pose the greatest threat. In more mature traditional sectors, manufacturing is increasingly migrating to low-wage countries such as China and India.

Participating Countries

All EU Member States and Associated countries


Chairman of the High Level Group Professor Heinrich Flegel, heinrich.flegel@daimler.com, Secretariat Eberhard Bessey manufuture.e.bessey@daimler.com

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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.