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The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. EFFRA has been representing the private side of the manufacturing partnership with the EU Commission. Named under Horizon 2020, Factories of the Future to become Made in Europe nowadays under Horizon Europe.


The key objective of EFFRA is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging the European Commission through partnerships.


The Made In Europe partnership will be the voice and driver for sustainable manufacturing in Europe. It will boost European manufacturing ecosystems towards global leadership in technology, circular industries and flexibility. The Partnership will contribute to a competitive, green, digital, resilient and human-centric manufacturing industry. It will be at the centre of a twin ecological and digital transition, both a driver and subject to these changes.