PERFORM brings together partners from 4 countries, located in peripheral EU regions, who plan to work collaboratively on a virtual and physical metal additive manufacturing (AM), Teaching Factory. The plan is to develop a demonstrator along with technical content, to train students and upskill industry professionals, in both metal AM and relevant cyber physical technologies. The latter will include the use of data analytics, the digital twin and augmented reality. This Factory program will be informed by the real-life industry needs, expressed by local industry partners. Students will be invited to solve industry related problems, using the resources of the integrated virtual and physical learning factory. No less than 170 students will be trained in the first year alone, increasing to 800 in year two. The industrially relevant content will be shared with other EIT Manufacturing partners for the generation of educational materials to be made available to a wider audience.