NEWS

2018-01-16

Projects for Policies 4th Industrial Revolution

Projects for Policies 4th Industrial Revolution


EWF, represented by Prof. Luisa Coutinho, was invited as Expert, by European Commission DG Research & Innovation Industrial Technologies to participate in a validation workshop for discussing the report Projects-for-Policies 4th Industrial Revolution, on January 15th in Brussels. 

Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, commonly described as the next phase in the digitisation of the manufacturing sector.
Increasingly, technology is connecting the digital world with the physical one, resulting in innovations driven by four disruptions: the rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity; analytics and business-intelligence capabilities; human-machine interaction; and improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical world. Taken together, they will lay the foundation for a revolution more comprehensive and all-encompassing than anything we have ever seen. 

EU sees research as an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of EU's blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
Through various financial instruments, such as H2020, projects coupling research and innovation get off the ground quickly with the primary goal to assure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the private and public sectors to work together in delivering innovation.