The new technology programme broadens the programme “Smart Services Worlds I” to include further areas which have so far been underrepresented. It is also intended to include pilot projects focusing on digitisation applications in rural and small-town communities.
Autonomics for Industry 4.0. uses state-of-the-art ICT to reduce the amount of energy required in manufacturing processes, whilst also aiming to make these processes more environmentally friendly and efficient in terms of material wear.
With Cloud Computing, companies can make use of current software versions, computing power and storage space directly via the internet. This enables SME to take advantage of technologies that so far were mostly used just by large companies.