Last year, Giovanni Crisonà as a skillman representative, was interviewed by Eurofound on the impact of game-changing technologies in the manufacturing industries (notably on work, skills and working conditions). Expert interviews were part of a nearly year long study that Technopolis Group conducted in assignment of Eurofound.
The results of that study have been published by Eurofound. One report for each of the five technologies (including advanced industrial robotics) and one synthesis report covering them all (IIoT, advanced manufactering, electric vehicles and industrial biotech) are now available online: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2018/game-changing-technologies-in-european-manufacturing
This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics; industrial internet of things; additive manufacturing; electric vehicles; and industrial biotechnology. The adoption of these new technological possibilities will not only have consequences for the production process, but also for the working conditions of those employed on the process and on employment demands at company level. The report highlights the increase in digitisation, the greater demand for highly skilled workers, the expansion of value added to both ends of the product cycle, the even greater importance of data security, the possible reshoring of some production back to Europe, and the need to develop and observe industry standards and protocols.
Related working papers
Additive manufacturing: A layered revolution (wpfomeef18002 – 05/04/2018)
Advanced industrial robotics: Taking human-robot collaboration to the next level(wpfomeef18003 – 15/01/2018)
Electric vehicles: Shifting gear or changing direction? (wpfomeef18004 – 05/04/2018)
Industrial biotechnology: Changes in supply chains and skills needs (wpfomeef18005 – 05/04/2018)
Industrial internet of things: Digitisation, value networks and changes in work(wpfomeef18006 – 15/01/2018)