BUSINESS & “INDUSTRY 4.0”
COLLABORATION AND EVOLUTION SCENARIOS FORDIGITAL PRODUCTS, NETWOKS, ENTERPRISES AND DIGITIZATION OF THE EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
From the mid 70-es, when the microelectronic devices could be integrated into industrial product and production equipment, the cooperation among European countries entered into a new era. The author’s personal carrier has touched several areas of automation and networking technology aspects throughout this progress domain. Cooperation and international networking for industrial research and development has evolved along the development of ICT technologies that finally led to the advent of cyber-physical systems, IIoT and many related technologies as BigData, Cloud-computing, Analytics integrated with Artificial Intelligence, DeepLearning, remote and teleoperations, AR&VRetc. This paper gives selected samples form the vast initiatives presently accessible for those, who take up actions along the Industry4.0 global arena, as EU FPs, EUREKA, ManuFuture ETP,etc.