The purpose of this document is to present the scope of measurement and methodology underpinning the indicator framework and data calculations of the ‘Advanced Technologies for Industry’ (ATI) project.
The ATI has been initiated by the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
The project and the methodological framework aligns two previous European Commission initiatives notably the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory and the Digital Transformation Monitor (DTM).
The conceptual design of the project follows the role of advanced technologies in industrial modernisation and aims at providing policymakers, industry representatives, researchers and other relevant stakeholders with a set of monitoring tools that can be used to capture opportunities of industrial transformation facilitated by technological advancements.
The starting point of this analysis has been 16 advanced technologies that are a priority for European industrial policy, which enable process, product and service innovation throughout the economy and hence foster industrial modernisation. The advanced technologies within the focus of this report include advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, big data, blockchain, cloud technologies, connectivity, industrial biotechnology, Internet of Things, micro and nanoelectronics, mobility, nanotechnology, photonics, robotics, and security.