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Industry 4.0

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is free of charge.


Industry 4.0

Implications for an EU industrial policy


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CEPS, in cooperation with the H2020 Project MAKERS, invites you to a Policy Workshop on Industry 4.0 and its implications for an EU industrial policy.

EU economies are being transformed by the emergence of ‘new manufacturing model’ driven by a wave of technological changes: the pervasive diffusion of digital technology; new business models & servitisation; new forms of demand & access; and a sustainable innovation agenda.

Recent debate has started to unpack this ‘production organisation revolution’ and it is now timely to understand what form the new manufacturing model will take in Europe, how it can contribute to economic development, and what policies are needed to enable to develop and anchor manufacturing activities in relatively high-cost economies in the EU.

Policy makers, academics, unions and business experts from across the EU will share their perspectives on new or smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution and implications for policy.

Please click here for full agenda.


Lisa De Propris, Coordinator of the H2020-
RISE project MAKERS and Professor of Regional Economic
Development at Birmingham Business School

Giorgio Mosca, Strategy & Technologies Director, Security &
Information Systems Division, Leonardo

Alessandro Muscio, Associate professor, University of
Foggia and European Future Innovation System Centre

Željko Pazin, Executive Director, The European Factories of
the Future Research Association

Karolien Lenaerts, Research Fellow, Jobs and Skills Unit,

Steffen Kinkel, Professor and Head of ILIN Institute for
Learning and Innovation in Networks Karlsruhe University
of Applied Sciences

Max Lemke, Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for
Digitising Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Marco Bellandi – Professor – University of Florence (ITA)

David Bailey, Professor of Industrial
Strategy at Aston Business School

Felice Simonelli Felice Simonelli
Felice Simonelli

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Mark Nicklas

Head of Unit, Innovation policy and Investment for Growth, DG GROWTH, European Commission

Patrizio Bianchi

Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government (TBC)

Maria Marta Travieso

Specialist, Future of Work Initiative, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Max Lemke

Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Alexander Riedl

Deputy Head of Unit, Digital economy and skills, DG CONNECT,