Brussels, 13 September 2023
The European Commission published the report of the Industrial Forum, providing a comprehensive set of recommendations for accelerating the deployment of advanced manufacturing technologies across European industry. The report is the culmination of many months of work by a dedicated task force, bringing together the views of a wide range of participating stakeholders from the Commission, Member States, industry, NGOs, social partners, and research and innovation organisations. EuropaBio was an industry representative and active collaborator in the structured dialogue and preparation of this report.
The report features important case studies to illustrate the transformative power of advanced manufacturing across industrial ecosystems. This includes two examples of biomanufacturing in the Health and Agri-Food industrial ecosystems: “Car T cell manufacturing in health” or “Enabling biomanufacturing of Vitamin B2”. The inclusion of healthcare and industrial biotechnology examples in the report confirms the key role that biotechnology and biomanufacturing play in advancing Europe’s industrial transformation.
Learn more about biomanufacturing with EuropaBio’s Biomanufacturing 101 Definition.
About the Industrial Forum
The Industrial Forum is a mechanism to support the European Commission to implement the European Industrial Strategy and therefore carry out the twin green and digital transitions. It aims to assess and the risks and needs of the different industrial ecosystems and foster a cross-ecosystem collaboration through a structured dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders. A set of five task forces were created to deliver different objectives. EuropaBio actively contributed to Task Force 5 on Advanced Manufacturing, including the development of recommendations to speed up the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies and to increase Europe’s competitiveness.