The thematic Working Groups (WGs) are the main instrument provided by AFIL to its members. Every WG meets periodically, according to the identified priorities and the idea for projects emerging by its members.
The WG is conceived with an open structure, to favor the creation of innovative companies’ networks. Through those networks is then possible to develop project ideas which can be both presented for public calls, or developed privately among different members of the group.
For an effective management, every WG is coordinated by a steering committee composed by at least 2 responsible persons, experts in the field and able to lead discussions and the development of the group.
The Thematic Working Groups of AFIL are the core of the Manufacturing Innovation in Lombardy, and they perform the function of contributing to the update the map of the technological priorities as well. Such map is also used to lead regional work programmes for research and innovation.