On the 7th of November the Spanish team EDIBO participated in the IV conference about Industry 4.0 held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). The event, with the subtitle of “the digital challenge”, was intended to bring together specialists from companies and associations to discuss business opportunities and the latest technological trends surrounding digitalization and the changes caused by the 4th industrial revolution.
This conference’s keynote speakers included company managers from leading companies in the technological field such as Siemens, Indra Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Nunsys; and companies from other sectors which use industry 4.0 in the development of their activities: Iberdrola, Orange, Ford, Bankia, ABB Robotics, Accenture… The topics addressed where the optimization of production processes through industry 4.0 solutions; the connectivity and industrial automatization; predictive models; and the use of data to offer clients a personalized experience.
Within the scope of the first round table titled “Predictive models for Industry 4.0”, the main researcher of the project EDIBO in Spain, Lenin Lemus, presented the project as a way to transfer the technological impact to the people and, through training in ICT field, improve the employment opportunities of young people at risk of exclusion.
Specifically, the EDIBO project offers a 10-week training program in the Information and Communication Technology field to young people between the ages of 25 and 29 years old who are neither working nor studying. These are on-demand courses whose content is tailored to the needs detected in the group of collaborating companies. Once finished, the young people complete their training with an internship in a company, with the chance of being offered a position afterwards. In addition, during its intervention Lenin Lemus encouraged the present companies to collaborate in the project in two ways. On the one hand, by defining their needs in terms of ICTs to be able to develop a customized and tailored training program. On the other hand, by offering the students of the project to carry out said internships in their companies.
In conclusion, the participation of the Spanish EDIBO project team in this conference was a good way to present the project both to the general public and companies in the technological field. Furthermore, important contacts were established with companies that asked to learn more in depth about the project and how to collaborate with it.