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IPR Helpdesk & CEN-CENELEC joint webinar on IP and standardization in H2020

14th March

In light of our various discussions and collaboration with regards research, innovation and standardization it might be of interest to your Members and networks to note we are co-organizing a webinar with the IPR Helpdesk on H2020 support tools – IP and standards, on the 14th March. For those Brussels based, direct participation is also possible.

More information on the webinar and registration link can be found here.


16 March 2017- Brussels

Cybersecurity is linked with threats, attack, crime and damage. This ‘noise’ makes it hard to discern the real issues, understand the key challenges and therefore to devise appropriate solutions. 

Cybersecurity is becoming relevant to all industry sectors not just the ‘natively digital’, but also traditional industries as they digitally transform their processes, systems and supply chains.  While this shift opens up opportunities, it also creates threats to operational safety, robustness and resilience.  CEN and CENELEC will engage industry to define their standardization needs for functional safety and digital protection of their processes, systems and data. 


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Brussels, 20-21 April 2017

Which industry leaders are successfully using 3D Printing today? How is it changing their businesses? And will it still be doing so in 10 years? 

Materialise brings its extensive network of partners, customers and collaborators in the industrial and healthcare sectors to discuss the current and future opportunities of 3D Printing. Join us and Think. Beyond. Together at the Materialise World Summit on April 20-21, 2017.

3D Printing has already demonstrated its ability to transform supply chains, business models and entire industries. Will yours be next?  The Materialise World Summit 2017 will address the transition we are all experiencing in this new digital era, in which 3D Printing plays a large part.

Meet industry experts from around the globe and discuss the present and future of 3D Printing in Brussels on April 20-21, 2017.

Register now to benefit from our early bird rates!


More info: https://worldsummit.materialise.com/

Additive Manufacturing Skills. What are the challenges? How to facilitate retraining and reskilling?

In order to ensure that the future workforce is prepared for the challenges of industry 4.0 and, specifically of Additive manufacturing, there is a need to facilitate retraining and reskilling; to ensure transferability between traditional education systems and technical education; to integrate modularity on the qualifications systems; and, lastly, to align industry’s qualification systems with the European Qualifications framework, hence ensuring a more qualified and mobile workforce within EU.

The European Welding Federation (EWF) has just published a White pare on AM Manufacturing skills.

Please download it here!

Public consultation: have your say on Horizon 2020

The European Commission has  launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.  

The public stakeholder consultation on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 will be open until 15 January 2017.   

From this project we encourage you to reply to it and try to promote Additive Manufacturing technologies.  

More info here!


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