Manufacturing represents about 15% of total EU value added and accounts for 2 million companies and 33 million direct jobs. A key sector in the European market but not anymore the provider of plenty of unskilled jobs that used to be in the past.
European manufacturing competitiveness needs a continuous development and implementation of large-scale experimentation pilots, reference architecture and open data platform to drive and coordinate global standards development for Industry 4.0.
OPEN DEI will give support and enhance the impact of the Innovation Actions that, under the framework of the Digital Transformation, are addressing the following challenge:
A further common challenge is the shift from classic production jobs towards higher value-added types of jobs, OPEN DEI will support this shift with the preparation of a catalogue of skills and training activities for the digital reskilling and upskilling of European manufacturing workforce.