This report outlines a vision of the chemical industry at mid-century and offers an invitation to discuss and debate the urgent decisions we are all facing – the prerequisites to a world that is cleaner, healthier and more inclusive, where the costly transition to climate neutrality has been socially fair, and in which Europe maintains its global relevance.
As an active participant in the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Orgalim – Europe’s Technology Industries – welcomes the publication of the Group’s ‘Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI’ announced today. This marks an important contribution to the European debate on AI, outlining steps policymakers should take to boost the uptake of AI innovation in the EU.
As part of the next long-term EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework – the Commission has proposed the Digital Europe programme, the EU’s programme focused on building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, to be used by Europe’s citizens and businesses. With a planned overall budget of €9.2 billion, it will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy.
A 40kg lunar buggy developed by EU-funded researchers could enhance our understanding of the origins of the solar system and make future manned missions to the moon more feasible.
An EU-funded project is developing a new industrial shop floor concept comprising mobile robots that can perceive their surroundings and collaborate with people. The expected efficiency boost could benefit the EU economy and society in general.
The EIT Community highlighted how they power AI innovation across Europe to young journalists.
Update: the text of the Council conclusions is now available.
The Council today adopted conclusions on the changing world of work and the emergence of new forms of work. The conclusions focus on occupational health and safety in relation to digitalisation, robotisation, use of artificial intelligence and the development of the digital platform economy.
For the new edition of Technology at Heart, Orgalim visits Germany and zooms in on the mechanical engineering industry. Traditionally a powerhouse of innovation in the B2B sphere, the sector has in recent years been a key driving force in the digital transformation of industry more broadly. Now, German mechanical engineering companies are taking Industry 4.0 to the next level, leveraging digital and data to not only revolutionise their own processes but to reinvent how entire sectors operate.