EMC2, the French industrial cluster dedicated to advanced manufacturing technologies, promotes investment in innovation that will ensure the future of a strong French manufacturing sector, crucial component of an economic prosperity.
EMC2 defines technological priorities and coordinates high-pay-off collaborative innovation projects. To do so, EMC2 create synergies between large international groups, small and medium-sized companies, research laboratories and training. It provides a wide range of services in order to turn innovation into new processes and products and speed up the industrialization of research outcome for companies’ growth and competitiveness.
Advanced manufacturing includes all production activities applying cutting edge knowledge and/or non-technological innovation leading to improvements of existing products, processes and business models and to the production and diffusion of new ones.
Advanced Manufacturing encompasses production activities able to improve production speed, productivity, energy and materials consumption, operating precision, waste, pollution management and enabling resource-efficient and low emission production.
EMC2 considers advanced manufacturing in a cross sectoral approach including :
Industrial capital goods
EMC2, French industrial cluster dedicated to advanced manufacturing technologies leads a network of 300 members composed of SMEs, major industrial groups as well as research and training centers. It gathers all the actors of innovation around key markets and technologies to foster the emergence of collaborative innovation projects, with the aim of reinforcing six industrial sectors - aeronautics, shipbuilding, energy, ground transportation, industrial capital goods, nautical - in a common and transversal approach : the advanced manufacturing technologies.
The EMC2 french industrial cluster is resolutely at the service of industrial competitivity, actively seeking maximum impact on the improvement of production processes, cost and time reduction on high-quality produce, quality enhancement and control of environmental and energetic impact.
It aims to increase research and development capacities in some key enabling technology areas to allow the development of new goods and services and the restructuring of industrial processes needed to modernise industry.
Accredited R&D projects
R&D global budget
To improve existing products, processes and business models and to produce and diffuse new ones by, EMC2 defines technological priorities and coordinates high-pay-off collaborative innovation projects.
It has identified priority technological challenges in advanced manufacturing area upon which industrial sectors should focus their efforts in technological innovation over the next decade.
EMC2 international strategy consists of visibility and inter-clustering actions in the objective of promoting transnational R&D projects. The main objectives are to support the internationalisation of EMC2 members and to reinforce EMC2 ecosystem technological excellence through cooperation with international clusters and centres, bringing complementarity or sharing interests. Research programs such as Horizon 2020 or Eurostars are specific instruments EMC2 works to get more members involved in projects. On top of Europe, which is a main target for transnational R&D collaboration, EMC2 is actively involved with Canada, Brazil and Japan.
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