An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors for adopting advanced manufacturing technologies is now available

This study identifies the main reasons for the adoption of Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) by companies and shows that the uptake of these technologies creates benefits to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. Despite the benefits that AMT offer in terms of quality, costs reduction and productivity, the majority of manufacturing firms in…

A long-term vision for the nonferrous metals manufacturing industry has been published by the European Commission’s science and knowledge service

The foresight study ‘Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing: Vision for 2050 and Actions Needed’ defines a 2050 vision for the European non-ferrous metals manufacturing industry and proposes actions addressing challenges related to trade, innovation, resources, business integrity and skills. The study uses a qualitative methodology and engages with a wide variety of stakeholders to define a long-term…

Computers and the Future of Skill Demand: a book from Stuart W. Elliott

Computer scientists are working on reproducing all human skills using artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. Unsurprisingly then, many people worry that these advances will dramatically change work skills in the years ahead and perhaps leave many workers unemployable. This report develops a new approach to understanding these computer capabilities by using a test based…

The International Skillman Conference will be held the next November, 8th in San Sebastian

The International Skillman Conference, hosted by Tknika the next 8th of November, counts with the participation of specialists from different countries all around the world. Beside the european experts the conference will be attended also by Pakistani, Turkish and Slavic representatives ensuring a wide dissemination of the results obtained by the project. In addition the event…

The Report on 3D-printing detects missing capabilities in European regions

The report on 3D-printing (falling under the category of Advanced Manufacturing technologies) is one of the European Commission’s actions to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe. The study aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications. Barriers often relate to the technical limitations, the…