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21 Oct IAE Response to Consultation paper for SSTI

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2015
IAE response to Irish Government’s Consultation Paper for Successor to National Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation.
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21 Oct Technology Outlook

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
2015
Switzerland has a significant industrial sector today, which contributes almost 20 percent to the country’s gross domestic product. If we look at the next five to ten years, however, new technologies and processes are already emerging, the mastery of which will be fundamental to the success of Swiss industry. SATW has compiled the Technology Outlook which takes up these technological challenges and shows their relevance to Swiss Industry. For the Technology Outlook, experts from an academic and industrial background analysed comparable reports from major economic powers and compared international trends in the Swiss export industry. This revealed that certain key technologies will be crucial for the success of all sectors. These technologies have been illuminated with the help of industry representatives in a context where they should enable the breakthrough of essential innovations. Clear recommendations for decision-makers in the political and economic world conclude the outlook.
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21 Oct Materials Research as an Innovation and Growth Driver

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2016
Research in new materials and conveying this research to the product development departments of private companies is a basic condition for growth in a large number of industrial companies. This report focuses on the factors which are considered to be essential for the creation of innovation in industry by developing new materials and by developing new uses of existing materials.
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21 Oct Technical Education and Capacity building for the Raw Materials Industry in Greenland

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2016
The purpose of this report is to identify the need for enhancing the capacity in relation to technical education and for pinpointing related focus areas which may act as a lever to ensure a substantial Greenlandic yield of raw materials exploitation – due to the fact that Greenland holds large natural resources but has limited experience in the exploitation of raw materials and limited insight in the mining industry.
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21 Oct Duty of Care and Cybersecurity

2015
The present report is an exploratory investigation of whether contributory parties other than criminals and private individuals may have legal duties to help combat cybercrime. The scope is limited to four jurisdictions (The Netherlands, U.S.A., Brazil, and Czech Republic) and three specific topics of cybercrime: security of hardware and software, ransomware, and DDoS attacks. The focus is on a legal analysis, preceded by a brief factual description, and closing with tentative suggestions for improvement.
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21 Oct Innovation Indicator 2015

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2016
The innovation indicator, which is published annually, is a comparative study on innovation strength. It captures the conditions for innovation in Germany as an industrial location and compares them in a ranking in the areas of industry, science, education, governance and society as well as in an overall indicator with the globally leading industrial countries and emerging nations. This creates a basis for innovation political decisions. The innovation indicator is a cooperation of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The study is conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in cooperation with the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The innovation indicator was initiated by the BDI together with the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung before acatech became a cooperation partner. Contributors: Maria, Beise-Zee, Alfred, Spielkam
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21 Oct Industrie 4.0 – International Benchmark, Options for the Future and Recommendations for Manufacturing Research

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2016
Will human workers be the slaves of intelligent machines? Will the internet giants' dominance increase? Is the idea of a networked economy doomed to failure due to security breaches and lack of cooperation? Or will Germany succeed in balancing government engagement, international cooperation, and technical innovation of which workers and companies will benefit equally? In four alternative scenarios for 2030 the project group "International benchmark, future options and recommendations for action for production research" (INBENZHAP) describes possible consequences of digitalisation. The working group surveyed in about 150 interviews of politicians, scientists, companies, and other stakeholders the implementation of Industrie 4.0 in 13 countries worldwide and the European Union. The interviews revealed many different regional strategies for a networked future. Based on this fact, the working group formulated 44 recommendations for action to preserve Germany's digital sovereignty and to make Germany, besides China and the USA, a lead provider and lead market of Industry 4.0.
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21 Oct Skills for Industrie 4.0 – Training Requirements and Solutions (Short Version)

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2016
Industrie 4.0 is bringing lasting changes in the workplace. Technologies that connect things, data, and processes are placing new demands on employees and management, especially in industry. Workplace training for Industrie 4.0 is thus the key to the success of industrial enterprises. The implementation of the digital transformation possesses particular challenges for SMEs. At the same time, however, Industrie 4.0 is making new, digital continuing professional development formats available that allow training content to be precisely tailored to the knowledge and needs of staff and management. The constantly changing list of skills required for Industrie 4.0 must be regularly updated so that the relevant adjustments in the education system can be made. In the future, the focus will be on interdisciplinary thinking and acting, cross-functional process know-how, and IT skills involving both specialised and more general application knowledge. The goal should be to prevent a twofold digital divide between large and small industrial enterprises and between high-skilled and low-skilled workers. SMEs should receive special support to help them develop the skills needed for Industrie 4.0.
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21 Oct Industrie 4.0 in a Global Context – Strategies for Cooperating with International Partners

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2016
The transformation of the economy being brought about by Industrie 4.0 is leading to the emergence of highly flexible value networks. Businesses now need to network their production activities both in-house and with the systems of external partners. This in turn requires new forms of cooperation, both nationally and globally. Common norms and standards enabling interoperability between different systems are equally essential. This acatech STUDY analyses the opportunities and challenges for businesses of international cooperation and the current competition to establish norms and standards. It is based on interviews and discussions with more than 150 experts from Germany, China, Japan, South Korea, the US and the UK. Detailed country profiles describe the background situation and Industrie 4.0 status quo in the focus countries. Finally, the study makes a number of recommendations for German actors regarding cooperation with international partners. Contributors: Wolfgang, Wahlster
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21 Oct Yearbook of Slovenian academy of Engineering 2014 (88 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2015
Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering is a yearly publication of activities of the Academy. It presents academy members, bodies of Academy, academies’ working groups and activities of academy in past year.
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