On Monday , 21th of November 2016  INNOSKART ICT Cluster and its partners: University of Dąbrowa Górnicza,  You too in IT and DEX Innovation Centre, with the support of International Visegrad Fund organized an international conference called  „Society – ICT – Economy  - Industry 4.0” which got a perspective on digitalisation and its effect on the economy and society.  

Previously, from January 2016, 4 regional workshops were organised in the 4 V4 countries:
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The first one was about clustering as a business model for networking and internationalization organised by Innoskart. The second one was on Quintuple helix model of innovation in which civil society, industry, government and academia are committed to work together in a sensitive way for the natural environments of society and the economy organised by University Dabrowa Gornicza. The third one was about Responsible Research and Innovation solutions for societal challenges organised by DEX. The fourth one helped us to learn more about how to build partnership with civil society organisations in order to be able to involve them in research and innovation projects and processes, organised by You too IT.

Ms. Kornélia Lazányi (vice-doyen of Óbuda University) gave the opening speech „Something to take home”. She stressed that knowledge is a special commodity. Today teachers have to find out what needs children will have in the future.

The first session was about Visegrad Cooperation for a competitive Central Europe. As the Visegrad Four countries are  belated in average R&D spending – the experts drew the attention for the ICT technology,  importance of cooperation and also the common strategy for sharing information and knowledge. To be competitive we must have ICT support in our manufacturing procedures.

The parallel exhibition was the stage for promotion of new technologies and international R&D&I cooperation focusing on Industry 4.0.

Cooperation for Innovation discussion was about economic and social aspects of digitalisation, presenting of methodology, assets of the Industry 4.0 processes. Biggest challenge is standardisation. Industrial revolution have shaken the mankind and boosted economic development. The fourth revolution is happening now. In the upcoming decades the collaboration and competition of humans and robot will turn more complex and fierce.
The third part of the conference formed the roundtable debates. We shared regional good practices on internationalisation, networking, social engagement and Industry 4.0. Important issue was the influence of ITC solutions on education - its improvements, participation.
The networking breaks helped the attendees in getting new contacts and exchanging good and bad practices.

V4mula fulfilled partners expectations and as the final act of the event they pronounced their wish to continue the common work in the future through new V4 or other funds.

You can also download the final presentations here: