Today the trends and technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution – automation, IoT, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, networked communications, machine learning and cloud computing – led to a significant change in the way we work and how we engage with our customers. These emerging technologies are providing advanced and disruptive Industrial Equipment solutions that support the creation, production and delivery of sophisticated and efficient machinery, equipment and components.

Research and deployment of Key of Manufacturing technologies can create many benefits for all industrial ecosystems of EU. It can make an impact on a better healthcare; a safer and cleaner transport; more efficient, safe and resilient manufacturing; and cheaper and more sustainable energy. Emerging technologies like robots, cobots, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud computing, embedded systems, mobile internet, and wireless sensor networks have had a huge impact on the manufacturing environment and now it became fundamental for processes of servitization, customization. More than decade The governments of Lithuania sought to further promote the use of these emerging technologies in manufacturing by means of a strategic initiative called ‘Industrie 4.0’. This revolution of intelligent manufacturing spawned conditions for the deployment of the concepts of ‘smart factories’ and digital innovation hubs.

These were topics of our meeting with the team of Center for Physical Sciences and Technology on 18 April where we disscuused with Mr John Kitchingman, Senior Vice President for Global Customer Engagement at Dassault Systèmes, a major French company, who came to Lithuania to give a presentation at the Economic Forum of the Year ’24, event organised by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and visit most prominent scientific institutions and digital innovation hub Gamybos inovacijų slėnis / Manufacturing Innovation Valley. Thanks for ✯ Daniel Pero ✯Arūnas Urbšys, Vladimir Popov, Gintaras Valušis.