Mission & vision
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Mission & vision
While the prime focus was on gaining benefit for these projects, the proposed measures also sought to link with program level initiatives in a complementary way. In particular a tight collaboration with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and alignment with 4 parallel IMPACT CSAs was pursued.
Five “COs” were the leitmotif of the structure of the proposed CSA. The 5 main objectives that can be condensed into each of the “COs” (cooperate, converge, connect, communicate and consolidate) resembled the workpackage structure thereby forming the framework of the Co-FACTOR project:
Positioning the selected projects in the core of a larger cluster set-up involving related initiatives as well as the entire stakeholder panorama of the field, Co-FACTOR pursued the 5 major ambitions listed below:
Cooperate: establish close partnership among the core cluster to give better visibility to those high-level performing projects among industry, scientific community and policy makers.
Communicate: present and promote as a cluster the involved projects and their approaches and achievements in “smart components” among the full range of potential stakeholders. Further, to stimulate a common sense of coherence among “smart components players” as well as the engagement of public groups and students.
Converge: leverage the impact of the projects by focusing on the cross-cutting issue „smart components“ and assessing reliable and interoperable solutions and standardization opportunities.
Connect: facilitate the immediate or short-term exploitation of project results in industrial settings creating a win-win-scenario for the technology „push“ and „pull“ site.
Consolidate: analyze remaining bottlenecks for „smart components technology“ deployment and to formulate thoughtful recommendations for future actions and political framework programs.
Leverage individual FoF projects through
• cross-project collaboration
• alignment of certain activities (technical, promotional)
• further steps towards industrial up-take of results
Exploitation push: individual results & routes towards results up-take by the community
Provide more visibility as a cluster/community
Create a large, interdisciplinary, yet thematically focussed network through the “smart components community”
• new contacts, new potential project ideas and business partners
• latest results and trends in the field
• marketplace and community dialogue
Contribute to shaping future technology roadmaps