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Stuttgart success for auto-gration

The Stuttgart event fully demonstrated the business benefits that auto-gration can bring to SMEs.

Stuttgart success for auto-gration

Signatories of the two MoUs together with EC project officer - Dana Eleftheriadou

The 'Growing the Extended Enterprise' Conference and Exhibition was the culmination of the first phase of the auto-gration project - carried out by a consortium of industry players under a contract awarded by the European Commission. The subsequent phases of the auto-gration initiative, described by Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General - DG Enterprise and Industry as a 'perfect example of public and private partnership,' will now progress and evolve independently, as a combined effort of major automotive industry stakeholders.

The message delivered in Stuttgart was: auto-gration has the support and active endorsement of the major representative bodies in the automotive industry, and their weight is behind its planned progressive rollout. In a ceremony witnessed by the entire conference, 3  bodies - ODETTE, CLEPA and  FIGIEFA - signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to guarantee the future development, maintenance and promotion of the auto-gration Architecture.


Key outcomes of the event:

  • Over 200 attendees.
  • Opening speech from Mr Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, EC.
  • 18 conference presentations from 27 highly-qualified presenters.
  • 10 different proven use-cases demonstrated in detail, embracing 7 SMEs, a major international vehicle manufacturer, and a major tier 1 supplier.
  • Under the banner ‘Ensuring a Durable Future’, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between industry bodies Odette, supplier organisation CLEPA and aftermarket organisation FIGIEFA, committing the parties to promoting and maintaining the auto-gration solutions.
  • Also under the banner ‘Ensuring a Durable Future’, a parallel MoU publicly endorsed by 25 IT services and software companies as co-signatories.
  • The open-source auto-gration software ‘Connector’ publicly released to the industry.
  • Public commitment from Odette to drive the creation of auto-gration training materials to promote adoption, and use industry conferences to highlight emerging use-cases.
  • Two major international automotive companies—Vehicle Manufacturer and Tier1 Supplier —outlined plans to integrate auto-gration to their ongoing business-to-business supply chain processes.
For more detailed report and presentations from the conference please consult:
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