EU Industry Days 2019 was held from 5-6 February 2019 in Brussels. The conference focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event aimed to demonstrate how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and to provide input for future policy making. There were around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society.
EMMC organised a Stakeholder Session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”. The main question to answer was, how to increase European capacity to extract knowledge from materials and manufacturing data? A huge wealth of data remains untapped within silos, unused for impacting on innovation in materials and manufacturing. A strategic approach to digitalisation is required involving stakeholders from materials, manufacturing and digital technologies: an alliance pursuing the goal of a common semantic basis ensuring access to and interoperability of data.
The preparation of this report was funded by the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867