International Networking Day on Factories of the Future

Factories of the Future is a public-private partnership between the European Commission and the research and innovation community aiming at delivering the technologies needed for the new sustainable and competitive manufacturing in Europe. Factories of the Future initiative is implemented under Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. More about the initiative you can find

Poland is the biggest beneficiary of European Structural and Investment Funds, receiving from the EU a budget of over €70 bn in the period of 2014-2020. A substantial amount of these funds will be destined for supporting the development of Polish Research and Development sector.

International Networking Day on Factories of the Future co-organized by National Center for Research and development (NCBR) and the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EC (KPK PB UE) aims to present the European and Polish research and innovation opportunities in the area of manufacturing, as well as to increase synergy between EU and national funds.

The event comprises of the Conference with presentations on the funding opportunities and R&I perspectives, as well as collaboration offers, and the Brokerage event providing the opportunity to benefit from face-to-face meetings with other participants of the event in order to establish professional links.

Participants will have the possibility to:

  • learn about the Factories of the Future in Horizon 2020 calls;

  • learn about Polish R&I funding system and possibilities of funding synergies;

  • present own R&I potential and collaboration offer (after confirmation from organizers);

  • meet other attendees during bilateral meetings and discuss with them collaboration opportunities.

Our speakers

H2020 “Factories of the Future” Brokerage Event

As a part of the Networking Day for Factories of the Future, Institute of Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining, a partner of the Enterprise Europe Network, in collaboration with Torun Regional Development Agency will organize a brokerage event focusing on topics covered by the Factories of the Future Initiative. The brokerage event will be held in the afternoon session.

Within the framework of the brokerage event, participants looking for partners will have the opportunity to present their organizations and ideas for project through participating in bilateral meetings (max. 20 minutes). The event aims at fostering the creation of consortia for the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls. All companies, universities and researchers are invited to attend!

Why should you participate?

  • Present your project proposal or company profile

  • Find out the best partners for your proposal

  • Discover proposals from other participants where your organization could fit in

  • Meet and share views with transport researchers and experts all over Europe

  • Initiate contacts and cooperation towards a successful H2020 funded projects!

Fee and Registration

Participation in the event is free of charge (including brokerage session), but online registration is required, yet the number of participants is limited to 135 persons.
If you want to cancel participation, please contact organisers: m.olszewski (at)

Travel and Accommodation

The participants are expected to arrange the travel and accommodation on their own.


The European Commission Representation in Poland
Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Infrastructure and Development


9:00 – 13:00 Conference: Factories of the Future – funding opportunities and synergies

9:00 – 11:00 Session 1: Introduction to the Factories of the Future initiative. Moderator: Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk (KPK PB UE)

  • Welcome by Ewa Synowiec, Head of the the European Commission Representation in Poland, Leszek Grabarczyk, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development and Tadeusz Burczyński, Director of IPPT PAN

  • Manufacturing in Horizon 2020Andrea Gentili, European Commission

  • Road Map of Factories of the Future initiativeRikardo Bueno, EFFR Association & TECNALIA

  • Polish potential in manufacturingTadeusz Uhl, AGH University of Science and Technology

  • Opportunities for synergies between EU funds and national funding available in the area of manufacturingMarcin Łata, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development

  • R&D support for business and science consortia in PolandAnna Ostapczuk, National Centre for Research and Development
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 Presentations of various EU-based and Polish organizations, their R&I potential and collaboration offers. Moderator: Jarosław Piekarski (KPK PB UE)

Research and implementation organisation

International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability INTEROP-VLab, Guy Doumeingts
Technology Partners Foundation, Anna Boczkowska

Research centers

Fiat Research Centre (CRF), Tommaso Giunti
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT), Wroclaw University of Technology, Edward Chlebus
Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute (ITEE-PIB), Anna Sacio-Szymańska
Central Institute for Labour Protection (CIOP-PIB), Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seweryńska


LNE Group GmbH, Damian Borowski
Laserline GmbH, Oleg Raykis
Transition Technologies S.A., Adam Gąsiorek


Association Création Développement Eco-Entreprises:CD2E, Etienne Verhelle
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 H2020 “Factories of the Future” Brokerage Event



11 May 2015 - Deadline for registration for the event, or 135 participants
11 May 2015 - Deadline for the bilateral meeting's registration
14 May 2015 - Deadline for the bilateral meeting requests
15 May 2015 - Expected date of bilateral meetings schedule
19 May 2015 - The event


Hotel Mariott, Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw, Poland, 19 May 2015, 8:30-16:00


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