Centre for Factories of the Future
C4FF has been at the cutting-edge of innovation and technological advancement since
its inception in 1984. C4FF initiated the Factories of the Future project, which
received widespread acclaim and was selected by the EU as an innovative project.
C4FF has evolved into a centre of world class enterprise, developing
business intelligence systems such as IntelliFOR, and logistical systems such as
REFER. This progression has helped C4FF to take a leading role in cooperative development
for the business sector, and has created new manufacturing centres, universities,
Focussing centrally on the research and development for industry and academia, C4FF
has become a world-leader in several business and industrial sectors. In recent
years, this research and development has been supported through a number of UK’s Technology
Strategy Board and the EU’s Leonardo and Framework 7 funded projects.
Since 2003, C4FF has been involved in developing European maritime education and
training initiatives, with the support of the EU’s funding streams. C4FF established
MariFuture (www.marifuture.org) an
international partnership of academic and vocational training institutions which supports
innovation the maritime industry.
C4FF Maritime Projects
C4FF awarded prestigious EU funded maritime project: SeaTALK
C4FF new IT Projects
C4FF awarded UK TSB funded AutoPlan and EU FP7 funded ExtremeFactories project.
C4FF launches MariFuture Platform with EU maritime organisations.