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The Sectoral Watch analyses trends in the generation and uptake of advanced technologies, related entrepreneurial activities and skills needs in a number of selected sectors. It interprets data from a list of data sources compiled to monitor advanced technologies and their applications in industry across Europe and key competitor economies. It allows policy makers, industries and intermediaries to contextualise the collected data on advanced technologies specific for the industries in focus.

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Technological trends in the creative industries

Creative industries are crucial for the European economy. They employed 7.4 million people across the EU27 in 2019, which represented 3.7% of all employment. In 2017, there were 1.1 million cultural and creative enterprises in the EU27, generating €145 bn of value-added.

Technological trends in the machinery industry

The machinery industry has constituted a key pillar of the industrial revolution in the past and also currently. It is not just a target of digital developments but it is driving technological transformation of other industries itself.

Technological trends in the textiles industry

This Sectoral Watch on the Technical trends in the textiles industry analyses trends in the generation and uptake of advanced technologies, related entrepreneurial activities and skills needs in the textiles sector.

Technological trends in the agri-food industry

The agri-food sector is composed of both agriculture & farming and food processing activities. In the face of global change, including demographic change and climate change, the challenge remains to deliver a sustainable food and agricultural production system.

Technological trends in the chemical industry

While the European chemical industry plays a strategically important role for its economy providing materials and solutions to virtually all of its segments, its global market share has shrunk significantly since 1998.

Technological trends in the automotive industry

While the traditional automotive industry continues to play an important role in the global economy, it has been facing a number of challenges in recent years: new players enter the market, customers demand new services and the digital transformation changes production processes as well as vehicl