Improving Data Maturity of Manufacturing SMEs

October 2, 2024 - 11:30 - 13:00
Room Silver
Value creation in data spaces
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This session is centered on Manufacturing SMEs and their transition towards data-driven operations.

Manufacturing SMEs are increasingly implementing Industry 4.0 principles in their production sites, but they are still not fully aware of the huge potential that digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Data Spaces, and Digital Twins could bring to their business processes. While awareness in the manufacturing industry is growing, widespread adoption remains a challenge especially for SMEs.

As technology costs decrease and support initiatives increase, it is expected to see a significant rise in AI, Data Spaces and Digital Twin adoption in the coming years where early adopters will gain a competitive edge, while those who lag behind, risk falling further behind.

Challenges related to investments, expertise, and integration do persist but finally, local and regional innovation policies (think globally, act locally) allow an organic growth of both technology providers and technology users, enabling them to adopt open, interoperable and standard Data and AI solutions.

Overcoming these hurdles will be crucial for widespread adoption of Data Spaces, AI and Digital Twins Technologies in the manufacturing sector.

The objectives of this session are to foster dialogue among diverse stakeholders within the European SMEs ecosystem, pinpoint priorities that address a range of aspects such as technical enablers, policies, and pilots, and gather data for further analysis by the Smart Manufacturing Industry task force in BDVA.

Davide Dalle Carbonare
R&D Business Developer at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
Sergio Gusmeroli
Research Coordinator at Politecnico di Milano
Thomas Hahn
Chief Expert Software at Siemens AG
Tamás Fischl
at Bosch
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