PPMI has been awarded a new research study for DG CNECT on a study on ‘Smart Industrial Remoting: remote working in non-digitalized industries – Pilot Project’.

The objective of the study  is to propose ‘smart industrial remoting measures’ that can support digitalisation of European industrial companies, especially SMEs. The research will focus on five industries particularly hit by the pandemic: construction, retail, textile, automotive and agro-food. At the inception of the study, based on the importance of each industry for a particular country, five country-industry pairs will be selected.

The study will follow a step-by-step approach involving a gap analysis in selected country-industry pairs, problem definition, identification of EU-wide best practices of industrial digitalisation, implementation of five experiments/ case studies with local companies, and preparation of industry specific toolboxes containing recommendations for digitalisation of industrial companies in Europe. Various dissemination and awareness raising activities will take place throughout the entire project cycle. The study will last a total of 16 months.

For the implementation of the study, PPMI will work together with industry experts and Digital Innovation Hubs, each representing one of the five above-mentioned industries.

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