An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors for adopting advanced manufacturing technologies is now available

This study identifies the main reasons for the adoption of Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) by companies and shows that the uptake of these technologies creates benefits to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. Despite the benefits that AMT offer in terms of quality, costs reduction and productivity, the majority of manufacturing firms in…

A long-term vision for the nonferrous metals manufacturing industry has been published by the European Commission’s science and knowledge service

The foresight study ‘Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing: Vision for 2050 and Actions Needed’ defines a 2050 vision for the European non-ferrous metals manufacturing industry and proposes actions addressing challenges related to trade, innovation, resources, business integrity and skills. The study uses a qualitative methodology and engages with a wide variety of stakeholders to define a long-term…

The Report on 3D-printing detects missing capabilities in European regions

The report on 3D-printing (falling under the category of Advanced Manufacturing technologies) is one of the European Commission’s actions to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe. The study aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications. Barriers often relate to the technical limitations, the…

Skillman at MASTERING THE FUTURE: International Encounters on Vocational Education and Training

The International Conference about Technical and Vocational Education and Training has been organized by The Deputy Ministry for Vocational Education and Training in Donostia-San Sebastián on the 15th and 16th of June 2016. Mr Giovanni Crisonà participated in the event to represent the Skillman consortium. The objective of the conference was to analyse the Basque…

Skillman contributed to improve ESCO's skills

The Skillman’s Consortium has contributed to improve ESCO skills and occupational profiles in relation to the field of robotics, ICT in production processes and composite materials. Comments and suggestions for new concepts will be used in the development and implementation of the Online Consultation Platform (OCP). Among the things reported to ESCO, Skillman has proposed to include…