Thinking the Future of European Industry

September 1, 2017


This iCom study shows that in order to preserve a position of leadership and to remain competitive in the worldwide economy, Europe has to follow fast on the path of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 enabling technologies. Indeed, the digital paradigm is about to completely change the global competitive scenario. Some manufacturing sectors will decline whilst others will arise; in addition many jobs will become obsolete and others will grow exponentially. Policies at the EU and Member State level should see digital as a resource and opportunity for industry, a process that should not be allowed to elude Europe.