EXPLORE aims at this goal by promoting the use of knowledge in developing advanced products and services to address manufacturing industries' challenges and needs.
The project will promote and support the industrial exploitation of R&D results, mainly by gathering resources to disseminate them (identifying new opportunities for demonstrators and pilot lines) and prepare commercial exploitation.
EXPLORE will apply cross-fertilisation, stimulate training and education, and promote standardisation.
The test-bed will be settled in 10 Regions across Europe and 10 Industrial Sectors.
Such challenges call for the involvement of different stakeholders, gathering complementary knowledge, competences and resources, as:
exploitable results of European R&D projects;
sectorial challenges and needs;
national/regional, private/public funding sources;
and a broad European network of partners.
The project has started on September 2013 and will have 24 months of duration.