Manufacturing sector map at transnational level
BIFOCAlps developed a framework on the Factory of the Future scenario in the Alpine Space highlighting visions, priorities, actors and key research issues at each regional level. It started from the definition of drivers, mega-trends, enabling technologies and challenges affecting the manufacturing sector. Then the national initiatives for the implementation of the Factory of the Future in the countries involved in the project (Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Slovenia) has been analysed and compared. Finally, the manufacturing priorities and competencies defined in each of the different Alpine Space regions were described according to particular Smart Specialization strategies and areas.
Basing on these framework and performed studies, manufacturing sector maps at national level have been developed. Data have been integrated from different soruces, including the survey on Factory of the Future practices along manufacturing supply chain performed with 90 companies in the Alpine Space, in order to provide a comprehensive view through surfable maps. A transnational map of the manufacturing sector in the Alps has been then realized comparing the national initiatives and matching manufacturing priorities and related most relevant enabling technologies. The transnational perspective of Factory of the Future practices along the manufacturing supply chain in the Alpine Space was also provided highlighting peculiarities related to the four main domains addressed in the survey.
According to that activities, the Manufacturing sector map at transnational level has been developed. It is a multilevel description of Factory of the Future competences and technologies along manufacturing value chain and among main innovation actors in AS region, highlighting shared and different features in involved countries.