Analysis of National Initiatives on Digitising Industry

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    Yves Paindaveine
    20 October 2017 - updated 3 years ago
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National initiatives and EU added value

As of October 2017, 15 Member States have already launched national initiatives for the digitisation of industry. Seven more initiatives are under preparation. A critical success factor of the approach of the Digitising European Industry initiative is to mobilise all stakeholders, notably at a high political level in the Member States, around concrete actions that meet the needs of industry. This has played an essential role in shaping national strategies. 

The development of these national initiatives is an important element of the European Platform of National Initiatives on Digitising Industry.

As a first step to support further national digitising industry initiatives, a preliminary analysis has been conducted on the 15 Member States having such an initiative, with their support. This analysis maps the national measures along the action lines of the DEI strategy, building on the results of the Digital Transformation Monitor and the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).

You can access here the overall analysis of the 15 existing national initiatives (AT, BE, CZ, DE, DK*, ES, FR, HU, IT, LT, LU, NL, PL, PT, SE) in the broader framework of emerging digital growth strategies that are linked to national innovation and industrial policies. The analysis also provides a background on how these strategies and measures have emerged in order to help understanding the policy dynamics and identify practices of interest for the whole EU.

For detailed information on specific national initiatives, you can check the country reports above.

In addition to this information, a country overview with relevant information for digitising industry for all 28 Member States is available here.

*The report for Denmark will be published soon