Speakers from industry, research and academia representing different European partnership initiatives covering areas of Digital, Industry and Space, representatives from Member States and the EC have gathered at the European Industry Partnerships for the New Age Event, held in Brussels on September 12, in order to analyse and discuss the strategic directions, align the research priorities and identify the gaps. Furthermore, the occasion has been particularly relevant in order to present their expectations for future research and innovation, and the impact of converging technologies such as IoT/IIoT, 5G, AI, robotics, DLTs, edge computing on applications connected to the European IoT/IIoT, intelligent connectivity and data/knowledge ecosystem.
The themes addressed cover the secure and trusted data spaces, European Industrial IIoT/edge infrastructures and the continuum to cloud and high-performance computing, intelligent connectivity and industrial 5G infrastructure for intelligent sensor/actuators and the development of HW/SW/platforms tools for IoT/IIoT, AI, digital twins applications across the industrial sectors.
The aim of this workshop was to:
- Discuss the strategic objectives and role of European partnerships from an industrial perspective and the current European context, and analyse future concepts and perspectives of IIoT.
- Refer to and identify potential synergies with national and regional programmes, address means to bring together a broad range of innovation actors to work towards a common goal and turn research into socio-economic results.
- Discuss the links between partnership candidates, possible partnership composition and the role in future innovation and deployment support of programmes like Cohesion Funds, Digital Europe Programme (DEP), InvestEU and CEF Digital priorities.
The event was organised by CREATE-IoT in the frame of the IoT Large-Scale Pilots Programme in collaboration with several European partnerships and DG Connect.