The Boeing and Rolls-Royce R&D centre holds meeting in the Basque Country to learn about Advanced Manufacturing capabilities

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), set up by the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) jointly with Boeing, Rolls-Royce and other world class industrial partners, held the meeting of its Board of Directors in the Basque Country.

The Centre, the European reference for research in the aerospace sector, transferred one of its two annual Board meetings to the Basque Country to get to know, first hand, about local Advanced Manufacturing capabilities, a sector the Basque Government is firmly committed to, within the framework of RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization), in order to make Basque industry more competitive internationally.

In fact, the AMRC meeting was held at the Elgoibar headquarters of IK4-IDEKO, the technology centre specialising in industrial manufacturing and production technologies, which the British centre has been collaborating with for several years.

During the day, the attendees also visited the facilities of DANOBATGROUP, the leading partner in the technology centre, as well as a regular supplier to several AMRC members.

More specifically, the visit took in the facilities of DANOBAT and SORALUCE, both cooperatives and two of the leading Basque companies in the machine tool and manufacturing sector.

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