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21 Oct Technology Highway – Consensus for an Innovative Slovenia (104 pages)

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2012
Knowledge is the only way out of the economic crisis, is the foreword of the collection of articles  of speakers at the conference “Technology Highway - Consensus for an Innovative Slovenia”, organised by the Slovenian Academy of Engineering. The conference has discussed on the Strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Slovenia, the Euro-CASE Innovation platform and Horizon 2020. The collection of articles presents contributions of five speakers at the conference.
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21 Oct Driving German Innovation. The role of incubator organisations in the promotion of hightech academic spin-offs

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
Germany needs innovation. New high-tech solutions provide sustainable responses to fundamental changes in society such as an aging population, greater urbanisation, climate change and the evolution of renewable energies. They ensure prosperity and economic growth. Global competition also drives the demand for popular technological exports bearing the label “made in Germany”. In addition, Germany’s lack of natural resources has led to the development of a knowledge-driven economy with a high demand for continuous innovation.
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21 Oct Technology Futures Anticipation − Creation − Assessment

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
Different ideas about what the future holds play a key role in debates about technology in our society. These ideas are expressed in a variety of ways, for example as predictions, scenarios or visions. Some are produced by scientists using techniques such as model-based scenarios, others – such as science-fiction novels or movies – are conceived by artists, whilst others embody expectations or fears that are publicly communicated by the media..
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21 Oct Technological Sciences Discovery – Development – Responsibility

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2013
What are the technological sciences? What are their characteristics and what sets them apart from other scientific disciplines? How did the technological sciences become established and what role do technology and the technological sciences play in our society? Despite their importance to our society, the technological sciences have hitherto been largely neglected by traditional scientific research. Moreover, the people working in the technological sciences have themselves given little thought to the principles and fundamental questions of their discipline. acatech provides advice on strategic science and engineering issues to policymakers and the public. In order to do this effectively, we also need to examine our own discipline. With this acatech IMPULS Paper the National Academy of Science and Engineering wants to encourage discussion of the technological sciences as a knowledge system both within and outside of acatech.
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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 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 Sustainable Manufacturing Production of Naturally Development and Introduction of Industry 4.0 (16 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2016
Recommendations for Slovenia becoming a state of innovative, export-oriented, high-tech companies. Proposals for cooperation between scientist, educators, managers and other experts with competence for enforcing innovative development in enforcing the concept Industry 4.0.
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21 Oct Key Measures for Technology and Innovation Breakthrough of Slovenia (2 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2016
IAS has organised together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia a conference with the title “3rd Strategic Conference of Slovenia 5.0, Innovation and Technology Breakthrough of Slovenia”. Product of the conference are 5 key measures for Technology and Innovation Breakthrough of Slovenia; circulation of researchers, reform of higher education, change of funding of R&D, change of tax and investment policies, Industry 4.0 and digitalisation.
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21 Oct Industry 4.0 and Urban Development – The Case of India

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2015
Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing are topics of a high international relevance. They are currently intensively discussed both in the academic literature, and in practice within the framework of Industry 4.0 which refers to the so-called 4th industrial revolution. They depend to a high degree on the availability of adequate digital infrastructures and well-functioning logistics systems, and they have a number of repercussions on cities and regions.
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