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Final Report on technology trends and technology adoption

This report presents the main findings of the data analysis carried out in the framework of the Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project. The study has carried out a systematic monitoring of the technological trends of advanced technologies with the aim to effectively support the implementation of policies and initiatives within the EU’s industrial policy approach. Defined as recent or future technologies that are expected to substantially alter business and social processes, advanced technologies include: Advanced manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Big data, Blockchain, Cloud technologies, Connectivity, Industrial biotechnology, the Internet of Things, Micro- and nanoelectronics, IT for Mobility, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Robotics and Cybersecurity (IT for Security).

This report includes:

  • An analysis of advanced technological trends captured by patent data, private equity/venture capital investment and startup creation.
  • The findings of the Advanced Technologies for Industry survey and a detailed analysis of the uptake of advanced technologies in the EU.
  • The trends and analysis related to the supply and demand of skills associated with advanced technologies.
  • An assessment of digital maturity in key economic sectors.
  • An analysis of the production of advanced technologies-based manufactured goods with associated employment figures.
  • A set of policy recommendations stemming from the analysis of advanced technologies’ key trends and figures.
ATI Final Report on technology trends and technology adoption.pdf
(5.16 MB - PDF)
Leaflet Final Report on technology trends and technology adoption.pdf
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