Organisation: Chairman/ Prima Industrie S.p.A.
Position in the organisation: Executive Vice President
Biography note: Maurizio Gattiglio is Executive Vice-President of Prima Industrie S.p.A., a leading engineering corporation operating worldwide in the field of industrial lasers, sheet metal machinery and electronics. He is actually also member of the Board of Directors of Prima Electro North America, MA USA, Chairman of EFFRA European Factories of the Future Research Association and Manufuture Technology Platform High Level Group.
He has worked within the Prima Group since 1986 where he has occupied a number of different positions in R&D&I, customer support, manufacturing and management. He holds a number of patents of invention in the area of coordinate measuring machines and high power laser technology.
Maurizio Gattiglio obtained a degree in mechanical engineering in 1984 from the Polytechnic of Turin.
Plenary Session P3 – “FoF PPP Projects Results and Outlook”
Since the launch of the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership 140 projects have been launched. Over 1,000 organisations have been participated and approximately €1 billion in public and private funding has been invested.
At Manufuture 2013, four examples of project results with be presented – FemtoPrint, IMAGINE, Harco and eCUSTOM. Not only have each of the projects resulted in interesting developments but each project has engaged in demonstration activities to test results. These projects also serve as an illustration of common achievements found in other completed or concluding projects such as innovative technologies, patent applications, pilot test case and widespread dissemination.
Horizon 2020 offers more opportunities for the manufacturing research community. The development of the new ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ roadmap has been shaped in part by the experiences of project participants. Future call topics will continue to be industry-relevant and place a greater emphasis on demonstration.
EFFRA will work to enable increased synergy and clustering among projects and will further develop its projects database to facilitate impact measurement and the mapping of results. Beyond the ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership links with national and regional manufacturing research programmes will be strengthened while clustering will contribute to pilot activities and close collaborative activities with the EIT KIC on Added-Value Manufacturing established.