Analysing the drivers, barriers and readiness factors of EU companies for adopting advanced manufacturing products and technologies

  • Naumanen, Mika (Participant)
  • Simons, Magnus (Participant)
  • Kroll, Henning (Manager)
  • Copani, Giacomo (Participant)
  • Van de Velde, Els (Participant)
  • Hovrat, Djerdj (Participant)
  • Jäger, Angela (Participant)
  • Wastyn, Annelies (Participant)
  • PourAbdollahian, Golboo (Participant)

Project: Consultancy

Project Details


We contribute to the development of an effective and efficient policy aimed at the facilitation of adoption of advanced manufacturing products and technologies in Europe. With this main objective, we study to what extent EU manufacturing companies currently use advanced manufacturing products and technologies as part of their efforts to increase their productivity, competitiveness and growth. On the other hand, we examine the readiness of companies for adopting advanced manufacturing as well as possible medium and long term implications from integrating advanced manufacturing and answering what are the main drivers and barriers of adoption. As the main outcome of the study, we deliver a detailed list of the policy recommendations and explanation of their practical implementation.

Layman's description

Selvitimme, miten kehittyneiden valmistusteknologioiden käyttöönottoa voidaan edistää Euroopassa. Tutkimme, missä määrin ne lisäävät yritysten tuottavuutta, kilpailukykyä ja kasvua. Laadimme yksityiskohtaisia politiikkasuosituksia mukaan lukien niiden käytännön toteutuksen.
Effective start/end date1/08/1530/09/16

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI (lead)
  • IDEA Consult
  • Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation National Research Council of Italy
  • CECIMO - European Association of the Machine Tool Industries

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure