The transition from summer to autumn was acknowledged with a conversation on a transition of another kind: the digital transformation of the European manufacturing industry.

On Tuesday 31 August, five representatives from major H2020 EU Projects in Industry 4.0 discussed in a panel about key issues that currently shake the manufacturing sector and how smart factory architectures can contribute to more productivity and efficiency.

At a glance, the main takeaways:

1) We realised how digitalisation was more important than ever.

2) Digitalising the industry means more agile manufacturing and thus accommodating better customers’ needs.

3) Resource efficiency and circularity is at the heart of the new manufacturing paradigm.

4) The future of the manufacturing industry is “mass-customisation”, that is, how to customise elements to meet different needs to be responsive to market demands.

5) Digital solutions are not limited to large enterprises. European SMEs are taking on these solutions and bringing to the market disruptive technologies that will contribute to the manufacturing industry revolution.

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