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Final event and awards ceremony of the COSME ADMA project on 22 April

In the ADMA conference on April 22nd the results through the activities of the Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre over the past 3 years will be presented. Also, the first two European ADMA Factory of the Future Champions will be announced.

Factories of the Future are future-oriented manufacturing companies embracing Industry 4.0 opportunities to their full extent. Can you improve your manufacturing? The Centre’s objective is to help European manufacturing SMEs to assess the possibility of adopting both advanced manufacturing solutions as well as social innovation strategies thereby transforming their organisation towards next-generation factories with more competitive, modern and sustainable production.

After establishing an online scan tool measuring the maturity of SMEs on seven transformation areas, 110 SMEs have been approached (employing a total of close to 10.000 people). Of those companies, 69 companies in 12 different European countries have received active support through a fully customized ADMA Transformation Plan highlighting the priority areas for each of them.

During the final ADMA event, the key learnings obtained by the Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre partners will be shared with you. Moreover, 15 European manufacturing SMEs will present their ‘Factory of the Future transformation journey’ and the breakthroughs they managed to realize.

If you are interested, please register here or clicking on the image below to attend the event. Do not hesitate to forward the invitation to colleagues and stakeholders.

Programme:

11:00

Welcome note from EISMEA (European Innovation and Small-Medium Enterprises Executive Agency)
Jean-David Malo, Director, EISMEA, European Commission

11:05

The ADMA Morning News, incl. recorded testimonials and interviews from 8 selected SME leaders
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL), Jean-Francois Romainville (Expert IDEA Consult) and Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria)

12:00

Announcement of Europe’s ADMA Methodology Frontrunning SMEs
Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL)

12:15

Workshop on the ADMA project learnings (with input from recorded testimonials and live interviews from selected SME leaders)
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria), Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL) and Jean-Francois Romainville (Expert IDEA Consult)

12:30

Break

14:00

The ADMA Future Objectives Show, incl. recorded testimonials and interviews from 7 selected SME leaders
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Mayte Carracedo (Partner at FundingBox), Herman Derache (Managing Director Sirris & Vice chairman EFFRA) and Wim van der Beken (Managing Director IDEA Consult)

14:40

Announcement of the European ADMA Transformation Champions
Announcement of the European ADMA Transformation Champions

15:05

Keynote by the awarded ADMA Supporting Organisations
MIENK Cluster (Hungary) - Tamas Gyulai
ICT Cluster Bulgaria - Krasimira Shindarova
IntechCentras (Lithuania) - Marius Kvedaravičius

15:15

Workshop on the next steps for the Advanced Manufacturing support Centre Centre for European manufacturing SMEs (with input from recorded testimonials and live interviews from selected SME leaders)
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria), Wim van der Beken (Managing Director IDEA Consult) and Igor Kalinic (Head of Sector Competitiveness & Internationalisation EISMEA, European Commission)

15:30

Announcement of the European ADMA Factory of the Future Champions
Ulla Engelmann – acting Director Networks & Governance at DG GROW, European Commission

15:40

Interviews with the ADMA FoF Champions
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Herman Derache (Managing Director Sirris & Vice chairman EFFRA)

15:55

Closing contribution from DG GROW
Ulla Engelmann – acting Director Networks & governance at DG GROW, European Commission

16:00

End of event