For the latest edition of Technology at Heart we take a trip to Italy, where an innovative ecosystem of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is boosting the profile of European industry on the global stage.
On Thursday 21 November CECIP will present its vision for the European weighing industry by 2030 at a dinner event in Brussels. During the dinner organised by CECIP representatives from the European Commission, Member States and industry will present their view on the European weighing industry in 2030 or certain aspects.
Update: Commission press release on the approval of the merger.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The fines imposed on the companies concerned therefore remain unchanged.
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Broadcom may be restricting competition through exclusivity practices, in breach of EU rules. The Commission intends to impose interim measures during the investigation with regard to TV and modem chipsets markets. Broadcom is the world’s largest designer, developer and provider of integrated circuits for wired communication devices.
An EU-funded project is developing smart luminaires that are customised, have longer lifespans, and can improve our moods and productivity. This could make us healthier and boost the competitiveness and eco-friendliness of Europe’s lighting industry.
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.
Orgalim’s economists compile and analyse the latest data and forecasts for Europe’s technology industries twice a year, looking at economic trends across the branches mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and ICT, and metal technology. Their latest report shows steady growth in turnover and employment across the tech industries in 2018, while warning of the risks posed by creeping protectionism and a shortage of skilled workers.