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The European Factories of the Future Research Association

EFFRA is Europe’s advanced manufacturing research and innovation association. It represents the private side of the European Union’s €1.15 billion ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership. ‘Factories of the Future’ supports the development of new and innovative production technologies.

The key objective of EFFRA is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within Europe by engaging in the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership with the European Union. EFFRA works to ensure that the partnership addresses the needs of manufacturing in Europe.