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Annamalai Arun Junai

Organisation: TNO Industrial InnovationArun Junai Annamalai.png

Position in the organization: EU Manager

Biography note:

Educational qualification:
Bachelor of Engineering: Metallurgy-1971, Masters: Nuclear Metallurgy-1972

Overview of Experience:
Setting up and Executing EU Research Projects under Frame work Program (FP) from 1987, FP2 onwards
Setting up and Executing National Research Projects from 1987
Coordinator of Manufuture European Technology Platform (ETP) with sub-platforms and other related ETPs
Established good network within European Commission and European Associations
Co-operation with Big companies, Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs), Universities and Research Institutes in Europe

EU Manager, TNO Industrial Innovation- From 2011
Coordinator, EU Research Programs, TNO Science and Industry – 2005-2010
Business Developer, Research Projects, TNO Industry – 1998-2004
Head of Department, Fabrication Technology-TNO Industry-1994-1997
Head of Group, Advanced Joining Technology, TNO- Metals Institute-1992-1993
Head of Dep., Joining Technology, Advanced Materials Foundation-1987-1991
Dy. Head of Inspection Department, Toyo Engineering -1982 –1987
Groups Leader, Joining Technology, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre-1978-1981
Scientific Officer, Welding Technology, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre-1972-1977


Chair of Parallel Workshop Session W2.4 – “ETP MANUFUTURE Sub-Platforms and Other ETP's”

Sub-Platforms: ETP ManuFuture Sub-Platforms address mainly Enabling Technologies or represent a sector. Enabling Technologies: Agriculture Engineering Technology, Clean Environmental Technology, Additive Manufacturing, Micro Nano Manufacturing and Joining technology. Sectors: European Foot Wear Industry, European Concept (Consumer Industry) & European Tooling Industry.

Main Activities of the Sub-Platforms are:
1. Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Updating to align with the challenges and priority areas identified by Horizon 2020)
2. Link with Member state Activities
3. Networking (Innovation, future challenges, technologies, markets & Increase industrial participation)

The presentation of the Sub-Platforms will cover the activities carried out by them and the results of some of their projects.

Other ETPs: ETP ManuFuture cooperates with other ETPs related to Manufacturing like Textile, European Materials & Food for Life. ETP Food for Life has initiated a project on FoodManuFuture with an aim to provide a vision and a conceptual design for a trans-disciplinary research infrastructure for food manufacturing. They will present the results of this project.

Lithuanian Presidency

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