|11h00||Welcome note from EISMEA (European Innovation and Small-Medium Enterprises Executive Agency)
Luisa Prista, Head of Department, I - Innovation ecosystems, SMP / Entrepreneurship and Consumers
|11h05||The ADMA Morning News, incl. recorded testimonials and interviews from 8 selected SME leaders
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL), Jean-Francois Romainville (Expert IDEA Consult) and Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria)
|12h00||Announcement of Europe’s ADMA Methodology Frontrunning SMEs
Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL)
|12h15||Workshop on the ADMA project learnings (with input from recorded testimonials and live interviews from selected SME leaders)
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria), Alessandro Marini (Sr. Advisor AFIL) and Jean-Francois Romainville (Expert IDEA Consult)
|14h00||The ADMA Future Objectives Show, incl. recorded testimonials and interviews from 7 selected SME leaders
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Mayte Carracedo (Partner at FundingBox), Herman Derache (Managing Director Sirris & Vice chairman EFFRA) and Wim van der Beken (Managing Director IDEA Consult)
|14h40||Announcement of the European ADMA Transformation Champions
Announcement of the European ADMA Transformation Champions
|15h05||Keynote by the awarded ADMA Supporting Organisations
MIENK Cluster (Hungary) - Tamas Gyulai
ICT Cluster Bulgaria - Krasimira Shindarova
IntechCentras (Lithuania) - Marius Kvedaravičius
|15h15||Workshop on the next steps for the Advanced Manufacturing support Centre Centre for European manufacturing SMEs (with input from recorded testimonials and live interviews from selected SME leaders)
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Paul Peeters (Sr. Expert Agoria), Wim van der Beken (Managing Director IDEA Consult) and Igor Kalinic (Head of Sector Competitiveness & Internationalisation EISMEA, European Commission)
|15h30||Announcement of the European ADMA Factory of the Future Champions
Bart Steukers - CEO Agoria & Board Member Digital Europe
|15h40||Interviews with the ADMA FoF Champions
Lien Van de Kelder (anchor), assisted by Herman Derache (Managing Director Sirris & Vice chairman EFFRA)
|15h55||Closing contribution from DG GROW
Ulla Engelmann – acting Director Networks & Governance at DG GROW, European Commission
|16h00||End of event|
We’ll start the day with an ADMA morning News show, presenting the key learnings from building and implementing the ADMA methodology, engaging ADMA advisors throughout Europe and working closely with >100 European manufacturing SMEs during the ADMA pilot.
We’ll tell you why Advanced manufacturing technologies should support the SME’s ambition, not the other way around. We’ll also share evidence on why exactly European manufacturing SMEs do need proper guidance and support as a lever to transform their manufacturing processes, and why any kind of support should always be fully tailored to the specific needs of the SME.
Next, 5 companies will be awarded as ADMA Methodology frontrunners. They all actively embraced the ADMA methodology, and will share with you their ADMA journey from the scan process up to the implementation of the chosen technological and social innovation actions.
We’ll close the morning session with a first interactive session between the audience, SME CEO’s, ADMA advisors and European officials, through a presentation of SME input and experiences on following questions:
During the afternoon session, you will dive into the five key future trends & objectives for the further roll-out of the support offered to manufacturing SMEs on their journey towards Factories of the Future.
Next, in order to recognize their outstanding performance in one or more of the Seven ADMA Transformation Areas, 8 companies will receive an ADMA Transformation champion Award.
A second interactive session will be run, zooming in on questions like
The event will be closed by the announcement of the winners of the 1st European ADMA Factory of the Future Champion Award. This Award recognizes those companies that have been able to achieve and sustain the highest maturity level on every single ADMA Transformation Area.