BIFOCAlps project

ViaMéca and Grenoble INP are involved in BiFocAlps project, founded by European commission through the Alpine Space Interreg program.

BiFocAlps stands for "Boosting Innovation in Factory Of the future value Chain in the Alps". This two-years project aims to boost innovation within Alpine Space industries by implementing best practices and improving the framework conditions for innovation by setting new policy agenda in Alpine Space (S3).

The consortium has been built with 11 partners fromthe Alpins Space:
  • Leader : Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone (Italy)
  • Università di Udine - Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura (Italy)
  • Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH (Austria)
  • Tehnološki park Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  • Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH (Autria)
  • Posoški razvojni center (Slovenia)
  • Bwcon GmbH (Germany)
  • Italienische Handelskammer Munchen-Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Grenoble INP (France)
  • ViaMéca (France)

Project’s budget is close to 1 619 k€. It is founded with 1 376 k€ from ERDF.
ViaMéca’s budget is 119,7 k€within 101,8 k€from ERDF.

All partners have met in Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone (Itale) on december 12th and 13th for the kick off meeting.


ViaMéca’s expectations of this 2 years collaboration are :
  • to increase our knowledge of Alpine Space network
  • to share best practices on innovation support in regard to stakes for Factory of the Future
  • to connect ViaMéca communities (researcher and companies) to others partners’ communities for building new partnerships and R&D projets.


Project manager for ViaMéca : Arnaud Bocquillon

To know more:
Official website :

BIFOCAlps Newsletter n°1

BIFOCAlps Newsletter n°3

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