Being a so-called Key Enabling Technology (KET), Additive Manufacturing advances many application fields and is at the centre of the fast and comprehensive transformation we currently see in our economy. In the future it will be crucial that manufacturing and production are not only agile and digitised, but also come with a reduced environmental footprint in processing value chains.
Within this EuroTech Focus Area, our academics do not only look at the research perspective of future-proof green manufacturing but also at how universities need to fulfil their mission of providing the right skills to the engineers of tomorrow.
Our ambition is to bundle expertise and research strengths around Industry 4.0/smart factory technologies, covering aspects such as automation, simulation, 3D printing and new materials, involving external stakeholders of the six high-tech innovation ecosystems (Copenhagen/Lyngby, Lausanne, Paris/Palaiseau, Haifa, Eindhoven, Munich/Garching) in which the universities are embedded.
Key Enabling Technologies at the centre of Europe’s future prosperity
On 27 May 2021, EuroTech Universities Alliance organised an online event on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). Europe prioritises research and innovation support for six such technologies, among them additive manufacturing. The event highlighted different aspects of this support and put an emphasis on equipping the current and future workforce with the right skills in these fields. Watch the recording of the debate on Youtube and find more information about the event here.