European Commission to invest in digitising industry

28 April 2016

Building on and complementing the many national initiatives for digitising industry, such as Industrie 4.0 in Germany, Smart Industry in the Netherlands and in Slovakia or Fabbrica Intelligente in Italy, the European Commission plans to use its policy instruments, financial support, coordination and legislative powers to trigger further investments in all industrial sectors.
This includes working with Member States to focus investment in public-private partnerships; pooling resources for ground-breaking developments in digital technologies and platforms, including high-performance cloud infrastructure for science and innovation as well as large-scale test-beds to accelerate standards setting.
Click here for the EC press release dated 19 April 2016.
Click here for questions and answers on the set of measures.

If you have any questions about this subject, please contact us:, +31-(0)182-512411. This item is also included in our monthly overview, the NVC Members-only Update.