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March 2021

9 Mar 2021

A Green Future in China? Implications for European Businesses

Beijing Shi - China 9 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Both China and the EU have set themselves relatively ambitious goals to address climate change. These will have a major impact on their respective industrial ecosystems. Chinese and European companies are major producers of environmental technologies that are exported worldwide. Many European companies develop and produce environmental technologies also in China. This hybrid webinar will discuss opportunities and challenges for European businesses in a complex environment.

9 Mar 2021

Digital Transformation opportunities and benefits for SMEs and innovation agencies

Torino - Italy 9 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Fondazione Torino Wireless 

The event will generate awareness on Digital Transformation (DT) and show how it empowers and strengthens businesses' potential, supporting them in meeting global challenges. It will present the EU co-funded project Data Driven Digital Transformation - D3T's achievements and outcomes regarding the DT support services for SMEs; SMEs will share experiences on the digitalisation; and different local/regional actors will present their support services.

9 Mar 2021

Europe's transition toward digital connected and automated climate neutral transportation.

Brussels - Belgium 9 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Ile-de-France Europe

How “rescue” the mobility ecosystem and the SME's that depend on it in building a collaborative S3 space that promotes automated climate neutral transportation by developing cross-fertilisation opportunities crossed with health value chain segments. What is certain in these extraordinary times, is that transport continues to service society. Public and private transport value chain actors have to join their forces to trigger the digital and climate transition living European cooperation at that.

9 Mar 2021

Integration 4.0 - new level of collaboration to foster competitiveness in the new global competitive landscape

Миколаїв - Ukraine 9 March 2021 - 9:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: Industry4Ukraine Platform 

Mykolayiv will host the final conference of the national project «Integration 4.0», which aimed to unite the areas of smart specialization and clustering of industrial and high-tech sectors in regional development. This topic corresponds to the category EU Industry days — EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape. 5 regions will present their results, including a list of target sectors for smart specialization, innovation and investment development projects, tools and support mechanisms.

 

Presentation of 4 regional results (Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv)

- Ukrainian versions of EDP-methodology

- Role of clusters in regional innovation and consolidation policies

- Best instruments of innovation development

- Internalionalization processes

- Benefits to merge cluster and smart-specialization approaches in regional policies

- Main factors to grow competitiveness in EU scales

9 Mar 2021

Cheaper than electrification: how solar heat will replace oil and gas in the EU industrial sector

Pireas - Greece 9 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF 

The event will address the status of solar heat for industrial process (SHIP) applications in southern Europe. It will present a case study from Greece and discuss new innovative business models (ESCOs). SHIP is already a reality in Central and Northern Europe but is still largely unexplored in Southern member states hence, the event will address some key questions in this context

10 Mar 2021

Efficient and society-friendly Renovation Wave - contribution of Polish private companies

Warsaw - Poland 10 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Polish Confederation Lewiatan 

Operationalization of the Renovation Wave Strategy, including: financing framework for thermal renovation of buildings, minimum energy standards of existing and future buildings (levels and methodology of setting the standards); job creation, reskilling and upskilling, talent acquisition; other aspects of society-friendly transformation. Revision of the Energy Performance Building Directive - EPBD and Energy Efficiency Directive - EED.

10 Mar 2021

Additive Manufacturing Interaction Day: AM as a key enabling technology for Europe's digital future

Lisboa - Portugal 10 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) 

The main topic to be covered by this local event will be additive manufacturing. As already well known by all the involved stakeholders, the topic embraces several processes and materials. The EC has been funding AM projects for a long period towards the development, growth and uptake of the sector, and it is important to disclose, both the outcomes of projects that already succeeded in reaching its end, but also the ones carrying out their activities at the moment.

10 Mar 2021

Molise beyond boundaries: regional policies for future economic transition

Campochiaro - Italy 10 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: Sviluppo Italia Molise (SI Molise)

10 Mar 2021

The digital future of sustainable industrial manufacturing in Italy and beyond

Roma - Italy 10 March 2021 - 10:30am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: UNIDO

This event, the second in a series of three organized by UNIDO at the EU Industry Week 2021, will explore the shift of the Italian manufacturing sector to a digital economy and how it contributes to EU competitiveness in a changing global landscape. It will also provide an overview of how Industry 4.0 can support developing countries, towards the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

11 Mar 2021

Technological leadership, global level-playing field and green transition: the rail industrial ecosystem perspective

Brussels - Belgium 11 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: EU competitiveness in the changing global competitive landscape

Organised by: UNIFE (European Association of Train-builders and Rail Equipment Manufacturers)

The rail industry is part of the 14 priority “industrial ecosystems” at EU level since it decisively contributes to Recovery & Green Deal, but it is severely challenged by fierce global competition. This webinar will trigger exchanges on why global competition is getting fiercer and increasingly unfair & what the EU can do to solve this issue, but also on how Europe can stay at the forefront of innovation when it comes to digitalising and greening mobility.

12 Mar 2021

ADMA Learning Network Event - Experiencing Danish SMEs future-oriented transformations in fields of Digital, Eco and Human-centred transformations

København - Denmark 12 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

This ADMA Learning Network Event is a unique opportunity to be inspired by Danish strong SMEs, having implemented inspiring breakthroughs related to Digital, Eco and Human-centred transformations. The event will include, among others, two presented company cases (BKI and BM SILO) showcasing (by means of companies executives and virtual visits) examples of family-owned SMEs having transformed themselves, differently, but towards the same goal: excellence!

16 Mar 2021

Towards a Reference Architecture Framework for a Digital Industrial Platform for the construction industry

Brussels - Belgium 16 March 2021 - 10:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: CECE

The event will present DigiPLACE contribution to digital construction. It will introduce the concept of digital platform and explain how the project is bringing the whole construction value chain together. After presenting the project and the initial draft of the Reference Architecture Framework, a panel debate will involve professionals from different horizons and with different roles in construction. The event will be opened and concluded by Commission representatives from CNECT & GROW.

17 Mar 2021

Industry goes digital and shapes Europa's digital future- - how to make the economy more sustainable throughout digitalization.

Warsaw - Poland 17 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Polish Confederation Lewiatan 

The twin ecological and digital transitions will affect every part of our economy, society and industry. Operationalization of the New Industrial Strategy for EU, including the knowledge about the formal framework, the presentation of technological possibilities as well of the best practices should become an engine for the enterprises to speed up with the implementation of the digital solutions. This results in the growing level of digitalization and the increase of industry's sustainability.

17 Mar 2021

Roadmap to a climate neutral supply of European raw materials - decarbonizing the extractive industry

Stockholm - Sweden 17 March 2021 - 12:00am (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Organised by: Svemin - Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers

Over half of Europe's most critical mineral and metals are found in the European Arctic of Sweden and Finland. The competence and capability through the whole value chain from raw material extraction, battery production, recycling and re-use of raw materials makes this region the most advanced and valuable ecosystem for sustainable mining in Europe, crucial in realizing the European green deal.

17 Mar 2021

How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries

Stockholm - Sweden 17 March 2021 - 1:00pm (GMT +01:00) Theme: Shaping Europe’s digital future

Over half of Europe's most critical mineral and metals are found in the European Arctic of Sweden and Finland. The competence and capability through the whole value chain from raw material extraction, battery production, recycling and re-use of raw materials makes this region the most advanced and valuable ecosystem for sustainable mining in Europe, crucial in realizing the European green deal.