In recent years there has been a lot of talk about Industry 4.0, but the definition is about to change. Here it peeps the 4.0 enterprise and with it a wider meaning and range of action. In addition to manufacturing and services, the focus will also be on skills and work.
Therefore, the Italian Government, presenting the first results of the Industry 4.0 Plan launched in September 2016, confirms its confidence in the measures proposed to encourage innovation for SMEs. In fact, he does more and thinks about the Enterprise Plan 4.0. Let’s see some crucial points together.
Enterprise 4.0: aim for training
The 4.0 Training Tax Credit is provided for 2018 for all businesses that will incur incremental spending in training. This measure is aimed exclusively at the costs of companies for training courses focused on at least one Enterprise 4.0 technology. These will have to be agreed through trade unions focused on Informatics, techniques and technologies of production, sales and marketing.
A bit of numbers related to Enterprise 4.0
Following the presentation of data on the first results of the implementation of the Industry 4.0 Plan, the effectiveness of the proposed measures is noted. As of September 1, 2017, funded development contracts amounted to 102. Specifically, 14 in the North Center and 88 in the South.
total investment is around €3.6 billion. Most of them in food (21%) and automotive (17%). EUR 1.9 billion is the total for the concessions granted. The latter amount to 1.7 billion to the South and 200 million euros to the North. Good news as far as employment is concerned, too.
Improvements, but still so much to do
According to Minister of Economy Padoan, the situation in the Bel Paese has improved. Not only in terms of deficits, but also thanks to the cessation of the debt climb. The latter is constantly growing in other European countries, while it appears to be stable and stationary in Italy. The best signal, though, could be its reversal of the trend with the decline in debt itself. GDP is also improving, but not enough to say they have come out of the stagnant crisis phase.
There are prerequisites and thanks to the incentives for Enterprise 4.0 it is possible to begin to achieve concrete improvements for the entire national industrial fabric. The key to success certainly lies in innovation and technology. We are certain of that.
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