Diginova - FP7 GA 290559

There are several initiatives all across Europe and also worldwide that are related to the activities addressed within Diginova.

Starting in 2011, the EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing acts as a National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM) research. This initiative is targeted at supporting the UK Additive Manufacturing research community in project initiation and to foster joint working.

Funds are available to external organisations to support travel for research set-up meetings and also to allow the use of the EPSRC Centre’s facilities to UK researchers. A budget has also been allocated to develop public facing initiatives such as a comprehensive website, branded as the ADD3D initiative (see, to promote UK research at trade shows and conferences, and also for the facilitation of regular networking and focus groups.”

Smart Systems - defined as self-sufficient intelligent technical (sub-)systems with advanced functionality, enabled by underlying micro- nano- and bio-systems and components - present a crucial link in the innovation chain as they can provide heightened functionalities for upgraded and new industrial and consumer products. Because of their ability to enable and enhance products and services in every walk of life, Smart Systems are of strategic importance for the competitiveness of entire sectors and economies in Europe.

Smart Systems are able to sense, diagnose, describe, qualify and manage a given situation, their operation being further enhanced by their ability to mutually address, identify and work in consort with each other. They are able to interface, interact and communicate with users, their environment and with other Smart Systems.

Smart Systems make use of and integrate a multitude of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), such as micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials, nanotechnologies, biotechnology, photonics and advanced manufacturing. That way they are mastering and widely introducing cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies (Cross-KETs) such as Micro-Nano-Bio Systems (MNBS), bio-electronics, bio-photonics, Flexible, Organic and Large-Area Electronics (FOLAE), functionalised (nano) materials.

EPoSS is an industry-driven membership organisation, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration (SSI) and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. EPoSS is contributing to EUROPE 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade, to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.

EPoSS provides a common European approach on Innovative Smart Systems Integration from research to production, covering TRL 2-7, defines priorities for common research and innovation in the future, formulates commonly agreed roadmaps for action, provides a Strategic Research Agenda, mobilises public and private resources, and supports its members in coordinating their joint research efforts and improving communication amongst the members as well as towards the European Commission. Major industrial stakeholders consist for example of Alcatel-Lucent, Bosch, Continental, FIAT, Infineon, Siemens, Sorin, STMicroelectronics, Thales. Public research organisations are for example, CEA Leti, CSEM, Fraunhofer institutes LAAS CNRS, IMEC.

The work in EPoSS is organised in 6 Working Groups, 4 application-focused and 2 technology-focused. In addition all Working Groups address horizontal issues, such as safety & security, sustainability and SME involvement. The work in the groups is oriented towards industrial leadership in the sectors covered, towards the provision of solutions to societal challenges and to supporting and boosting the respective scientific basis.

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) is an international organization that brings together scientists, researchers, engineers, and other professionals from industry and academia to share the latest information and developments in the world of imaging.

IS&T’s core competencies relate well to the work of Diginova. Specifically, IS&T has expertise in the areas of

  • digital printing and fabrication, including 3D, actionable, functional, on-demand, and other applications;
  • imaging processes, work flow and materials for image capture, display, printing and digital fabrication;
  • color science and color management;
  • vision science and human perception; and
  • image processing, rendering, and image understanding.

IS&T is collaborating with Diginova, both on its European workshop series and via the NIP (digital printing)/Digital Fabrication Conference. Now in its 29th year, NIP has been THE conference for printing professionals for nearly three decades. IS&T was also the first group to organize an international conference on Digital Fabrication, in 2005. Attendees have a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning the early days of laser and ink jet printing—the basis for today’s digital fabrication revolution—through the current  challenges and opportunities facing this industry.  Additionally, IS&T’s wealth of knowledge in digital imaging, including color, processing, quality, image understanding, and other issues is showcased by its Color and Imaging Conference (CIC) and Electronic Imaging (EI) Symposium.

Founded in 1947, IS&T’s membership splits equally between Europe, Asia, and North America.

Organic Electronics Saxony e.V.

This network was founded on October 6th 2008 by seven companies and three research institutes from the organic sector in order to strengthen the organic centre in Saxony and global.

Our business activities

- application and coordination of regional, national and European projects
- management of conferences, workshops and symposia
- support of new start ups and placement of financial support
- representation of the regional organic community
- lobbying within the regional, national and European government
- training and education of the co-workers


The AM platform

It is a community of (mainly industrial stakeholders) defining research and development priorities, timeframes and action plans on a number of strategically important issues related to AM. The European Commission supports these activities, and gives the opportunity to contribute to the FP7 work programme


3NEO Website

Welcome to Technology Platform 3NEO. This Platform is within the category "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, New Materials and New Industrial Processes" in the Platforms catalogue of the Science and Innovation Ministry.

The platform has currently over 65 members from universities, research centers, business associations and companies representing the industrial and business scope.

The platform is currently being expanded, so for the progress of it,  is very important to have the support of companies and entities that may be interested in the objectives of the Platform 3NEO.

Membership in the Platform does not involve any additional burden, on the contrary, all members will be able to benefit from first-hand the progress of the Platform.


Standardization in Additive Manufacturing

SASAM's mission is to drive the growth of AM to efficient and sustainable industrial processes by integrating and coordinating Standardisation activities for Europe by creating and supporting a  standardisation organisation in the field of AM.