We have partnered with nine EU countries on Inno Industry, a project to help us better understand how prepared businesses are for digital transformation and to increase the support available to businesses.
Buckinghamshire Business First has joined forces with nine countries in the EU to work jointly on a new initiative called Inno Industry, which seeks to better understand if and how current regional and national strategies are helping businesses to become more digitalised, or to use the jargon - prepare for the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ known as ‘Industry 4.0’.
What is Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.
Digital transformation in Buckinghamshire
In December 2019, we held a workshop with stakeholders to examine the opportunities and challenges for digital transformation in Buckinghamshire. Stakeholders included:
- The Satellite Applications Catapult
- The Manufacturing Catapult
- The MedTech sector
- The High Tech sector
- The Federation of Small Businesses, as well as individual representation from SMEs within the county
- Rural businesses
- Local government
- Universities and research centres
Learn more about Inno Industry
Inno Industry is a partnership between 10 EU countries - Slovenia (Lead), Austria, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, which is represented by Buckinghamshire Business First.
Inno Industry is funded by Interreg Europe, a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).