The term ‘Industry 4.0’ or the fourth industrial revolution, refers to ‘the use in industrial production of recent, and often interconnected, digital technologies that enable new and more efficient processes, and which in some cases yield new goods and services’ (OECD, 2017, p. 27).
Industry 4.0 implies the adoption in the industrial sector of technologies that have emerged and diffused in recent years. It ranges from a variety of digital technologies such as 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced robotics, to new materials such as bio- or nano-based, to new processes such as data-driven production, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and synthetic biology (OECD, 2017).
Industry 4.0 does not only involve the adoption of new technologies but also the adoption of the right skills, know-how, and organisational forms to fully exploit those new technologies.
Join us for the first workshop of the series on Wednesday 3 November 2021, from 14:00 to 17:00 CET. It will focus on the Industry 4.0 infrastructures and deployment.
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