Dr. Massimo Mattucci
Organisation: EFFRA/ Comau Group
Position in the organisation: Co-Chairman/ Senior Corporate VP
Biography note: In 1968 he received his Doctorate Degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino.
Since 1969 active in the Machine Tool Business (Morando, Graziano, Comau), in 1988 was appointed Comau Group VP Engineering (CTO), responsible of Comau Product Development.
In 1999, after the acquisition of Pico in US and Renault Automation in France, he was appointed Comau Executive VP for Marketing and Business Development, moving to Southfield – MI, USA. From 2002 he has been Comau Group Senior Corporate VP for Strategic Planning and Advanced Engineering, in Turin - Italy.
In July 2005 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Comau Powertrain Systems Business Unit.
From beginning of 2009 he is involved in Comau Business Development and in promoting Comau R&D and Innovation projects.
In April 2009 he was elected Chairman of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association), confirmed in 2011 by the EFFRA General Assembly.
In December 2012 was invited by EC VP Tajani to participate in the new High Level Group (HLG) on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and in June 2013 was confirmed as Co-Chairman by the EFFRA General Assembly.
Chair of Plenary Session P1 – “HORIZON 2020: Context and Vision for the European Manufacturing and Research”
Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new funding programme for research and innovation for the period 2014- 2020, reflects an aspiration to deliver ideas, growth and jobs for the future. It represents a clear break from the past, as it bring all existing EU research and innovation funding, including the Framework Programme for Research, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), into a single framework programme.
Plenary Session P2 – “Factories of the Future & HORIZON 2020”
Manufacturing is vital for Europe’s economy and is central to re-industrialisation in Europe. Research, innovation and development hold the key to creating a more competitive and sustainable industry in Europe. Four years on from the launch of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the Manufuture community can look with confidence at a record of success. Four research calls have resulted in 140 projects across multiple sectors with the participation of approximately 1,000 organisations throughout Europe. Such participation has resulted in a reversal of the trend of decline in industrial participation and an increased participation by SMEs. At Manufuture 2013 the new strategic research roadmap of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership – ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ – will be presented in the context of Horizon 2020. This new roadmap and the continuation of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership under Horizon 2020 is largely the result of the aforementioned successes. Within‘Factories of the Future 2020’industrial stakeholders, led by EFFRA, have identified, the overall challenges facing European industry and the technologies and enablers required to overcome these challenges. In order to address the challenges using the technologies and enablers, six research priority domains are identified in ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ and will be presented at Manufuture 2013.