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Erasmus+ Call for proposals on Blueprint on sectorial cooperation on Additive Manufacturing and Steel

The call, with a deadline of 28 February 2018 is now published!

 Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. The following activities are supported:

 -Lot 1 - Sector Skills Alliances for skills needs identification

 -Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of vocational education & training

-Lot 3 - Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (“Blueprint”) to sectoral cooperation on skills

 • More info about the Erasmus+ Calls for proposals

 •More information about the Sector Skills Alliances on Additive Manufacturing and Steel on page 147 of the Guide


2nd European Industry Day 2018 - Calls for workshops online

DG RTD, the Directorate for Industrial Technologies, cooperates with DG GROW to organise the 2nd European Industry Day on 22 and 23 February 2018 in Brussels.

 There, there is the possibility to organise:

·        Stakeholders Workshops<> in Brussels on 22 February – deadline to apply for the call for expressions of interest is 10 December 2017

·        Local events<> across Europe during that whole week – deadline to apply is 8 January 2018


Information on the first European Industry Day, including the Summary of the discussions and videos can be found here<>.

The Publication "Industry in Europe" which was released on the occasion the 1st EU Industry Day, is now available in almost all EU languages<>.



New book: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation –Insights from Law and Technology

3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation –Insights from Law and Technology

Publisher: Kluwer Law Int. Date of publication: October 2017

Description: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation –Insights from Law and Technology is the first and currently only existing book to discuss 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) from a multidisciplinary perspective that encompasses law, economics, engineering, technology, and policy. The book is a collection of peer-reviewed chapters written by twenty-five legal, technical and business experts, evaluating the tensions created by 3D printing technology in the context of our global economy. The book is intended to increase knowledge and understanding of the developing phenomenon of 3D printing by proposing academically and practically valuable solutions to some of the most urgent challenges that the technology poses in the context of business, law (with a focus on IP law) and policy. As such, it is a must read for a variety of audiences, including innovation economists, companies, engineers, artists and designers operating within the 3D printing ecosystem, as well as academics, IP practitioners, patent attorneys, legislators and policymakers.