First Local Stakeholder meeting in Central Denmark Region

22 October 2018 - Published by Marijke Van Gysegem
Thursday the 27th of September, Central Denmark Region held its first local stakeholder meeting. The focus was on updates on each work package in the project, but also on the Industry 4.0 agenda and challenges in general.

The Danish local stakeholder group consists of a broad partnership between labour unions within engineering and IT, SMEs, education institutions, public authorities, as well as business development centres. This constellation ensures rich and dynamic discussions within the Industry 4.0 agenda.

The local stakeholder group had many insightful questions for the GrowIn 4.0 project and shared a handful of suggestions for improvements that the Danish partners in the project will bring along to the next interregional meeting in Groningen, The Netherlands.

The meeting concluded with a presentation by one of the local stakeholders, Casper Hansen from Technicon. Technicon is a consultative engineering company (SME) with specialisation in flexible automation and robotics. Casper gave his take on the future job market, how he believes Industry 4.0 will affect the SMEs and employees, and where we, as project partners, should direct our attention.

Denmark is focusing in particular on the so-called STEM competences (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). However, Casper highlighted that we should also invest in creativity, competence in decision-making, and the ability to establish and develop a project.

Casper Hansen - Technicon