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ENGINEERING THE FUTURE ORG ALIME

No 1/11 - November, December 2010, January 2011

Study on the competitiveness of metalworking industries - second workshop On 2 December, the European Commission in partnership with Agoria (under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency) organised a second workshop related to the study on the competitiveness of the metalworking industries – the focus, the impact of European regulation on the SMEs of the metalworking sector. Around 60 people from industry, federations, national and Read more European authorities attended.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – Revision – Adoption!

On the 18 January, the European Parliament voted on a compromise text that leads to the adoption under the internal market rules of the new Regulation for Construction Products (Orgalime Press Information). This followed votes in November, of the European Parliament’s Internal Market & Consumer Protection Read more Committee (IMCO).

Resources, Raw Materials, Green Public Procurement & Manufacturing On 29 November, Orgalime co-sponsored the seventh European Forum for Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion: ʻResources, Raw Materials, Green Public Procurement and Manufacturingʼ was held in the European Parliament, co-hosted by Malcolm Harbour MEP, Chairman, Committee on the Internal Market & Consumer Protection and Jo Leinen MEP, Chair, Environment Committee. Read more

M e c h a n i c a l e n g i n e e r i n g i n d u s t r i e s - E u ro p e a n S t u d y o n competitiveness The European Commission is about to launch a one year study on the competitiveness of the mechanical engineering industries, following the publication of the EnginEurope report in 2007. The study will begin in January 2011. The European Commission is about to launch a one year study on the competitiveness of the mechanical engineering industries, following the publication of the EnginEurope report in 2007. Read more

Impact of the Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership presented at Workshop On 25 November the European Commission organised a workshop Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership’ (FoF PPP) in order going projects, expected impacts and future developments. On 25 November the European Commission organised a workshop Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership’ (FoF PPP) in order going projects, expected impacts and future developments.

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Industrial Policy Issues

Study on the competitiveness of metalworking industries - second workshop

The Belgian metalworking sector showcased best practices (mainly through the creation of a cluster Mecatec) and demonstrated how ‘hi-tec’ features in the sector and how the image of an historically ‘dirty’ industry had changed. A session with EC officials in the afternoon gave participants a chance to quiz them on the issues relating to the sector, mainly on financing of SMEs, trade issues/ barriers and competition on the global market.

The Belgian metalworking sector showcased best practices (mainly through the creation of a cluster Mecatec) and demonstrated how ‘hi-tec’ features in the sector and how the image of an historically ‘dirty’ industry had changed. A session with EC officials in the afternoon gave participants a chance to quiz them on the issues relating to the sector, mainly on financing of SMEs, trade issues/ barriers and competition on the global market.

Access the presentations delivered during the workshop.

If you would like to know more about the subject, please contact the author: Eleonora Piccinni, Senior Adviser eleonora.piccinni@orgalime.org; tel. +32 2 706 82 39

Technical Policy Issues

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – Revision – Adoption!

On 29 November, Orgalime cosponsored the seventh European Forum for Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion: ‘Resources, Raw Materials, Green Public Procurement and Manufacturing’ was held in the European Parliament, co-hosted b y M a l c o l m H a r b o u r M E P, Chairman, Committee on the Internal Market & Consumer Protection and Jo Leinen MEP, Chair, Environment Committee. Contributions from the European Parliament were led by Jan

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Brežina MEP, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Jürgen Creutzmann MEP, Philippe Lamberts MEP and Judith Merkies MEP.

Discussion, also made presentations [more]

Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment made a keynote presentation and contributed t h r o u g h o u t t h e e v e n i n g ’s discussion. Gergö Tardos from the Hungarian Permanent Representation, Council Presidency designate, provided input.

If you would like to know more about the subject, please contact the author: Paola Capellini, A d v i s e r paola.capellini@orgalime.org; tel. +32 2 706 82 34

Manufacturing companies were led by Eramet, Hydro, Philips, Siemens, Umicore and Volvo Bus. Eurométaux and Orgalime, joint sponsors for the Roundtable


Energy and Environment Policy Issues

Resources, Raw Materials, Green Public Procurement & Manufacturing

Protection and Jo Leinen MEP, Chair, Environment Committee. Contributions from the European Parliament were led by Jan Brežina MEP, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Jürgen Creutzmann MEP, Philippe Lamberts MEP and Judith Merkies MEP. Janez Potoċnik speaking at the event

On 29 November, Orgalime cosponsored the seventh European Forum for Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion: ‘Resources, Raw Materials, Green Public Procurement and Manufacturing’ was held in the European Parliament, co-hosted b y M a l c o l m H a r b o u r M E P, Chairman, Committee on the Internal Market & Consumer

Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment made a keynote presentation and contributed t h r o u g h o u t t h e e v e n i n g ’s discussion. Gergö Tardos from the Hungarian Permanent Representation, Council Presidency designate, provided input.

Manufacturing companies were led by Eramet, Hydro, Philips, Siemens, Umicore and Volvo Bus. Eurométaux and Orgalime, joint sponsors for the Roundtable Discussion, also made presentations [more] .

If you would like to know more about the subject, please contact the author: Anne-Claire Rasselet, Junior Adviser eleonora.piccinni@orgalime.org; tel. +32 2 706 82 39 tel.

Industrial Policy Issues

Mechanical engineering industries - European Study on competitiveness

European Commission is about to launch a one year study on the competitiveness of the mechanical engineering industries, following the publication of the EnginEurope report in 2007. The study will begin in January 2011. The study will carry out an indepth analysis of the competitiveness of the sector with

regard to the global crisis, how the European mechanical has evolved since 2007, as it has now to face more and more c o m p e t i t i o n f ro m e m e rg i n g markets based outside the European Union. It wil also put special focus on 10 industrial subsectors of the mechanical industries.

the European mechanical has evolved since 2007, as it has now to face more and more c o m p e t i t i o n f ro m e m e rg i n g markets based outside the European Union. It will also put special focus on 10 industrial subsectors of the mechanical industries.

In order to contribute to the study, the Orgalime secretariat has set up a Sherpa Group that will meet throughout 2011. The first meeting of the Sherpa group is scheduled for January 2011.

If you would like to know more about the subject, please contact the author: Eleonora Piccinni, Senior Adviser eleonora.piccinni@orgalime.org; tel. +32 2 706 82 39

The study will carry out an indepth analysis of the competitiveness of the sector with regard to the global crisis, how

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Competitiveness

Impact of the Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership presented at Workshop

On 25 November the European Commission organised a workshop ‘Impact of the Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership’ (FoF PPP) in order to d i s c u s s o n - g o i n g p ro j e c t s , expected impacts and future developments. During the workshop, 25 projects of the FoF P P P ’s fi r s t c a l l s i n a r e a s concerning smart factories, virtual factories for networked

production, adaptive production equipment and high precision manufacturing were presented and discussed. The workshop gathered representatives from industry, EU institutions (in particular DG RTD), private and public research centres and academia. Jos Pinte from Agoria, and Massimo Mattucci from EFFRA participated in a panel discussion on the overall impact of the FoF PPP. Jos Pinte, speaking as the Chairman of Orgalime’s R&D group discussed the advantages of the FoF projects from the perspective of industry, highlighting better coordinated priority setting, more efficient interaction with the Commission, higher success rates and flexibility in project

management. Massimo Mattucci discussed in detail the results of the first FoF calls. On 25 November the European Commission organised a workshop ‘Impact of the Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership’ (FoF PPP) in order to d i s c u s s o n - g o i n g p ro j e c t s , expected impacts and future developments. If you would like to know more about the subject, please contact the author: Željko Pazin, Senior Adviser zeljko.pazin@orgalime.org; tel. +32 2 706 82 38 tel.

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