Making Europe the frontrunner
in smart manufacturing

Europe has always been strong in manufacturing. But competition enforces permanent innovations. Therefore, Europe must be a breeding ground for new ideas in manufacturing technologies. Driven by the IT world, manufacturing will become smart and be ready to shape the 4th Industrial Revolution.


“We need to join forces within Europe to have a strong voice on the international smart manufacturing stage. There are numerous succesful initiatives in the EU which advance Industry 4.0 in smart ways. By placing these activities under one roof, we strengthen Europe’s position on the world market.”

Prof. Dr. Detlef Zuehlke
Initiator of SmartFactoryEU


January 04, 2021

Torfs new Executive Director

Effective January 1, 2021, Dr. ir. Dirk Torfs, CEO Flanders Make (Belgium), has taken over the position of Executive Director of SmartFactoryEU.

November 26, 2020

Workshop: AI in Industrial Manufacturing

A joint event of SmartFactoryEU and
ZIRP (Zukuntsinitiative
Rheinland-Pfalz) as part of the
International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence within the framework of

September 23, 2021

Minister Wissing: Smartfactory Kaiserslautern becomes headquarter of European umbrella association SmartFactoryEU

The German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate is supporting the establishment of the new European research umbrella association SmartFactoryEU.


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