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What does industry digitalisation mean?

Industry 4.0 is the application of innovative technologies throughout the supply chain with the purpose of increasing the efficiency of the use of resources in industrial companies, as well as supporting the emergence of new smart products and, in turn, innovative business models in industry. To maintain, and better yet, increase Estonia’s competitiveness, significant investments must be made in modernising industry in the following years. Industry digitalisation means using different technologies to the full and integrating machines into a coherent system in a factory, which will allow for greater efficiency and increased productivity.

ITL and industry digitalisation?

Production digitalisation is the most substantial element in the Industry 4.0 concept. It means the co-application of different modern information technology solutions in production to increase revenue or decrease costs. New sensors, larger amounts of data and advanced analytics enable companies to rethink their processes and achieve smarter production and increased productivity. Our goal is to develop a common industry 4.0 cooperation platform, and we are working towards making this a reality.

The Estonian ICT cluster has brought together the best companies offering industry digitalisation technologies, such as Proekspert, Tieto, BCS Intera, Helmes, Columbus, LeanEst and Fujitsu. Under the cluster’s leadership, pilot projects have been initiated to showcase the application of future technologies and to create new business models in different industries.

Industry 4.0 in Practice – Participate: International conference on 28th of May 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Best practices from Estonia and other Baltic Sea Region. What have others done? Digital transformation is a reality in many of the industrial companies in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and we can learn a lot from each others’ experience. For this purpose DIGINNO network is sharing best practice examples from around BSR in order to demonstrate how sharing knowledge and benefits between IT and industry sector will lead to innovation.

Production solutions – Creation of a demo environment for industry digitalisation solutions.

Smart product pilots – In cooperation with the Estronics cluster and Tallinn University of Technology, the Estonian ICT Cluster initiated two smart product pilot projects with the aim of proving that it is possible to use digitalisation to change the business model in traditional industries.

Doris Põld
Estonian ICT Cluster manager, Industry 4.0 contact
mob: +372 511 4411