FoF (Factories of the Future) is one of the biggest (with the budget of € 1,150,000,000) European Union programmes, operating on the basis of the Public and Private Partnership. It is a programme with huge significance for the whole European industry. Its main goal is to develop new technologies, products and services that would give Europe the leading position in many industry branches. It is estimated that the total value of the investment will exceed € 6,000,000,000. The programme is addressed particularly to areas of new technologies, such as processing and analysis of Big Data (Data Mining), modern IoT technologies (Internet of Things) and typical production areas based on elements of artificial intelligence. A very large emphasis is put also on collaboration, both regional and European, so that the programme's products and solutions could strengthen the whole EU industry.