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The fourth industrial revolution, branded as “Industry 4.0” by the Germans in 2011, is characterized by the digital transformation, automation and robotics, optimization and asset management, sharing and security of big data, tracking parts from cradle to grave (the “digital thread”), data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Compared to the previous three revolutions, it is characterized by real-time connectivity, the speed of implementation, a profound change of culture and the development of new competencies.

The “Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network”, created in January 2019, is an inter-university collaboration for research, development and training of highly skilled workforce for Industry 4.0. The “Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network” will reach all business sectors and present an important showcase to diffuse the achievements and the existence of a critical mass of expertise in Industry 4.0 technologies. This is a way of meeting a growing demand from all business sectors for Industry 4.0 in terms of R&D and training.

The First International Innovation 4.0 Forum, a first major activity of the “Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network”, will cover the global landscape of Industry 4.0 technologies and training initiatives at large and small companies, at academic institutions and at various research consortia and clusters. It will be held this year in partnership with the 32nd edition of “Les Entretiens Jacques-Cartier” (EJC2019).

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On behalf of “Réseau Innovation 4.0 Network” and our collaborators, we look forward to having you at our first International Innovation 4.0 Forum.