Multi-KET Pilot Lines Demonstrator Workshops

Two workshops will be held in Norrköping on 15-16 October with the intention of highlighting the strengths and opportunities offered by test plants such as PEA Manufacturing for Printed Electronics.

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) such as nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies, are considered to directly or indirectly stimulate competitiveness and generate jobs, growth and wealth in the economy. European Industry can make better use of the enabling character of KETs. To bridge the gap between research and commercial products, pilot production activities (PPAs) are needed to initiate the first experience with the new technologies. This is done by upgrading a "KET"-product or process from a laboratory stage towards a stage where it can be demonstrated in an operational environment to enable commercial manufacturing.

The overall aim of the mKETs Pilot Lines project is to prepare and foster a common understanding and consensus for future actions in Europe focusing on mKETs pilot lines. On behalf of the European Commission Directorate General Enterprise and Industry, the mKETs Consortium has conducted research on the following issues with respect to pilot production activities (PPAs): a state of play analysis, development of a methodology and criteria for PPAs, the demonstration of pilot lines and to create a tentative implementation roadmap for a PPA policy.

Rationale of the workshops

The assessment of the pilot production activities have produced rich information and insights into causes to why new technologies face the valley of death as well as generic business models that seem to be appropriate to bridge new technologies to market success.

We now arrange different workshops with parties from policy making, research infrastructures and industry and business with the aim to share experiences gathered across different mKETs pilot lines in several technology applications and European countries. In addition, the aim is to provide information on public support tools and measures for the support of current and new PPAs. The insights to be shared are the result of research on PPAs during the life of the mKPL project. Activities include over 200 interviews with policy, research and industry experts from 21 countries, workshops with experts, a survey among 700 experts and the hands-on experience of the hosting demonstrator organisation.

Why should you participate in the mKETs workshops?

We need you! By sharing your experience, your motivation and your role towards pilot production support, you will help us fine tune our results towards a better deployment. Only with your help, we can create a common understanding. You can put a pilot production policy into practise in order to support the scale-up of new multi-KETs technology to commercial manufacturing and to help bringing European industry onto a competitive path that rests on innovative products

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 09:00 to Thursday, October 16, 2014, 16:30
Dalsgatan 3
Tommy Höglund