TechMOlogy, SMEs at lower risk of technological marginality

(ANSA) – SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO, MARCH 29 – The weakest links in the cross-border mobility industry are the micro and SMEs, including artisans, engaged in tackling the challenges of the digital transition.

Industry 4.0 technologies are in fact a key development factor also for these companies since they allow the development of new products and services. Thanks to the TechMOlogy Project of the Interreg VA Italy – Slovenia Cooperation Programme, many companies at risk of technological marginalization in the mobility sector – from automotive to naval, to light mobility – have had the opportunity to acquire adequate skills to bridge the gap.

This was discussed today at Lef, the model digital company of Confindustria Alto Adriatico and McKinsey & Company, partner of the initiative.

According to Filippo Bianco, CEO of Friuli Innovazione, project leader, «TechMology worked on the preconditions to increase the use of Industry 4.0 key enabling technologies (KET) in companies, especially small ones, operating in the mobility value chain, which by weight in terms of workforce employed, niche processes with high added value, available professionalism, significantly characterize the cross-border area between Italy and Slovenia».

Tanja Mohorič, director of the ACS automotive cluster in Slovenia and counterpart of Hidria as regards the culture of innovation and European projects, explained that «one of the most important support contents is the creation of joint development strategies through the sharing of knowledge of current trends not only in the field of market development in the automotive industry, but also in the field of research and development in all companies”.


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