ERA-NET Cluster Event  /  22.1.2013  -  23.1.2013

„Research for Tomorrow`s Production“


The increasing international demand to integrate design and manufacturing of innovative products plays an essential role for future production research. For this reason, ERA-NET networks have been established to coordinate the research activities of relevant European regions and countries.

In MANUNET there are joint investigations for solutions to pressing challenges in the development of production systems, which adapt automatically to changes in business and production objectives and to new market requirements and technologies. Special focus points are flexible, fast adaptable devices and machinery.

In MNT-ERA.NET the performance and efficiency of production systems to manufacture innovative micro and nano components of complex mechatronic products are improved for example in mechanical engineering, optics, energy, and in medical technology.

Through participation in ERA-NET the companies obtain access to know-how of European partners. Specific requirements for the development of international markets for the research results can be gained. This is in accordance with the high-tech strategy of the Federal German Government to strengthen the international position of German industry in research and development.


The results of transnational projects in MANUNET and MNT-ERA.NET will be presented. The partners of the collaborative projects, launched in spring of 2010 will demonstrate in short talks and in an exhibition the results of their research contributions. Future possibilities for crossborder collaborative research will be discussed. The use of the latest technologies in manufacturing plays an important role. The public event is dedicated to experts and managers of product development and production in research institutions and industry.