Le réseau d’Excellence VRL-KCIP du 6ème PCRD est devenu l’association EMIRAcle - The European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association cluster leading excellence le 25 octobre 2007.
"EMIRAcle is an association of 20 leading research laboratories in 14 different countries. Their common mission is to act as a collaboration partner for European Product Development Enterprises in Manufacturing and Innovation research, with the goal of maintaining and improving their leading positions worldwide by increasing their productivity and innovation power.
To this end, EMIRAcle offers its collective expertise, mainly in the form of services but also machines and software tools, targeted to three different groups :
enterprises of any size, to serve as customers, collaboration partners, and association members ;
academia, to expand the number of research labs in the association and to complement its excellence ;
government, to support regional development, and to provide local and immediate access to international expertise to SMEs as well as to large enterprises in product development and manufacturing.
We have taken the unique step of integrating our distributed multinational expertise at a one-stop address that offers a multitude of services, thus providing an opening to the international research community and direct access to the employees of the future."