1.5 – Efficient manufacturing and automation

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 1: Technologies for sustainable growth

Session 1.5 – Efficient manufacturing and automation

31 October 2018, 14:30-16:30, room Lehar 2/3/4


Increasing industry awareness on circular economic approaches has led to the development and use of environmentally friendly manufacturing technologies, matching the objectives of smart energy, zero-waste and minimal consumption of environmental resources. In this direction, automation, one of the key characteristics of modern manufacturing, is a strong contributor to making manufacturing efficient and sustainable. The session will focus on new and creative industrial technologies, notably for human-robot collaboration, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and data analytics.


Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • The role of creativity and new enabling technologies for efficient manufacturing and automation
    Bruno Buchmayr, Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Shaping the cognitive productions systems of the future
    Alois Ferscha, COMET-Centre Pro²Future
  • Giving a response to the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution
    Maurizio Gattiglio, Prima Industrie S.p.A
  • A Cyber Physical System (CPS) that combines new enabling technologies to optimise and enhance control of the injection moulding process
    Jesus Gonzales, EURECAT
  • Advances in flexible continuous plants – novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters
    Manuel Pereira Remelhe, Bayer AG
  • Title to follow
    Max Lemke, European Commission, DG CONNECT t.b.c.

Moderator: Jürgen Tiedje, European Commission, DG RTD

Rapporteur: Fazel Ansari

Please note that this session has not been finalised yet!

Bruno Buchmayr

Chair for Metal Forming, Dept. Product Engineering
University of Leoben

Alois Ferscha

Head of Institute of Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler University Linz

Maurizio Gattiglio

Executive Vice President Prima Electro S.p.A.; Chairman & CEO Convergent Photonics LLC; General Manager Prima Electro China Co. Ltd