Today’s economies and societies are ruled by the extremely fast development of advanced technologies. European industry is at a crossroads, both in terms of bolstering its existing strengths and getting back to the driver’s seat in the digital transformation race. The outbreak of COVID-19 has shaken industry and posed new challenges, however, it also created new opportunities for pursuing technological transformation and shifted the attention even more on the digital and green transition. In this context, the Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project provides a systematic monitoring of technological trends and data on advanced technologies to properly support the implementation of policies and initiatives and finally promote a competitive European industry.
This Make it work event presented some interesting tools which monitor advanced technologies’ trends and developments, discussed how to better monitor technology uptake across EU sectors and gave voice to industry associations and clusters to share their experience and needs to benefit from this initiative in a practical way.
The event was addressed primarily to industry associations, clusters and sectoral networks, but all interested stakeholders were welcome to join.
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and introduction to the ATI project, Evangelos Meles, DG GROW, European Commission
10:15 – 10:35: ATI Project: capturing technological transformation in sectors, Giorgio Micheletti and Kincso Izsak (ATI Consortium)
10:35 – 11:30: Roundtable discussion with industry associations, Lutz Walter (Director Innovation & Skills at the European Apparel and Textile Confederation - Euratex), Moncef Hadhri (Manager at the European Chemical Industry Council - Cefic), Ray Pinto (Director for Digital Transformation at Digital Europe).
11:30 – 12:15: Brainstorming discussion with Mural
12:15- 12:30: Closing