The European manufacturing industry helps to ensure that all the diverse products that surround us in our everyday lives make it to market and are affordable - whether yoghurt or t-shirt, car or power plant. The production chain ranges from raw materials, components, software, and hardware to tools, machinery, equipment, automation and logistics. The manufacturing industry is both a provider and user of new technologies, a true enabler of progress and prosperity.

To remain competitive, it is important to constantly advance processes, technologies and organizations. After digitalization and Industry 4.0, it is now the rapid development in life sciences that is giving the industry new impetus, along the entire process and value chain, in particular to achieve sustainability goals.

In 2020, the European technology platform ManuFUTURE has therefore established a sub-platform on biointelligent manufacturing to involve all relevant stakeholders and develop innovative research strategies to foster this biological transformation of manufacturing.

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Jessica Horbelt | Martin Thoma
Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany