DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY EU ISSUE INSIGHT

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EU ISSUE INSIGHT

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DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

How the EU can support your business productivity and sustainability

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT:

While Europe scores fairly well on digitalisation as shown by its results on the International Digital Economy and Society Index

(Annex 1), several studies show that Europe and its businesses have not reached yet the full potential of digitalisation to

increase innovation, productivity and sustainability. Therefore, the European Commission is offering governments, industries,

businesses and other key stakeholders a place to gather: Digitising European Industry.

This initiative includes five main pillars:

1. A common European platform coordinating national strategies;

2. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs): clusters for industrial research and innovation;

3. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and sector-specific digital industrial

platforms (DIPs);

4. A digital-friendly regulatory system on cybersecurity and free flow of data;

5. Programmes to educate and reskill European citizens for the digital age.

ANY QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS, REMARKS?

Contact Lorena Sorrentino at CSR Europe on ls@csreurope.org

CSR EUROPE - Rue Victor Oudart 7, 1030 Brussels, Belgium | tel +32 2 541 1610

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WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP TO INNOVATE AND DIGITALISE YOUR BUSINESS

You and your colleagues can consult the European Catalogue of Digital Innovation Hubs where you can find the Digital Innovation

Hub closest to your premises. Joining a hub, you will be able to access the most recent tools, devices, software and applications

to innovate and digitalise your business, and to train your employees.

If you wish to develop a new Digital Innovation Hub on a specific issue such as advanced technology, robotics, big data and

photonics, you can check 2018-20 work programme for ICT of Horizon 2020, that will support initiatives on these topics in 2019

and 2020.

INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

THROUGH DIGITAL INDUSTRIAL PLATFORMS

Your company is not isolated from others, as final products and

services usually rely on a mixture of technologies that works

together. Digital Industrial Platforms give you the possibility to

simplify the collaboration with other companies and specialists in

the same ecosystem. Join the platform related to your industrial

block, such as:

• manufacturing for connected smart factories

• energy and big data solutions

• building sector and smart homes

For other sectors, please check the 2018-20 work programme for ICT

of Horizon 2020.

BECOME A FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

Being the innovation leader of your sector is now easier, thanks to the Public Private Partnerships set up by the EU. Factories

of the Future is the stronger example of PPP, in which the European Commission and private counterparts join their forces to

help manufacturing enterprises to meet increasing global consumer demand for greener, more customised and higher quality

products. They do it through the development of a public-private led network of digital technology partners who share tools,

best practices, and influence European R&I. You can also check some sector specific initiatives in the sectors of Cybersecurity,

Photonics, High Performance Computing, Robotics, Future internet, ECSEL.

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JOIN THE DIGITAL SKILLS AND JOBS COALITION

If your company is active in the domain of digital literacy, you can join the Digital Skills and

Jobs Coalition to integrate your vision in the future European digital roadmap. Moreover,

becoming a member, you will be always updated on the initiatives of the Coalition, and

you will benefit from the voices that you will hear from other stakeholder, who represent

different part of the value chain. The coalition tackles digital skills for citizenship, the labour

HOW CAN

CSR EUROPE

HELP YOU?

Contact Tommi Raivio at

tr@csreurope.org to see

how you or your colleagues

can benefit from our

projects on the Future

of Work and Corporate

Digital Responsibility.

NEXT STEPS

• Special support for Central and Eastern European countries via the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe Network

and on the Startup Europe Central Western Balkans Network, as well as on the other future initiatives on the Digitising

European Industry policy.

• Digitalisation of transport sector following the Commission’s plan to specifically address this issue. Consequently, the

Commission is expected to release a roadmap in the first quarter of 2019.

• Digitalisation will be a main topic of the 2019 EU Industry Days, that will take place on 5-6 February 2019 in Brussels, aimed

in fostering exchange, dialogue and cooperation among all relevant stakeholders.

KEY ACTORS

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