We are at the threshold of a new industrial revolution, one in which new technologies – both combined and connected – will transform manufacturing and production systems. Everything from economic growth to employment and sustainability will be affected. We'll use this series of blogs – and the hashtag #futureproduction – to explore what manufacturers and policy-makers can do to build truly innovative production systems that benefit all people.
Today in Africa, only one in five people are in paid employment. How can the continent boost industry enough to create more jobs?
The history of sustainable production systems can teach us how to support life on a barren, hostile planet.
The fourth industrial revolution will be more challenging for emerging economies, writes Marcos Souza, Brazil's Secretary of Innovation and New Business.
The competitive advantages of middle-income economies, like Poland, are declining in importance, but new technologies require significant financial investment. How can these countries com...
As connected new technologies penetrate ever more deeply into our factories, down to the smallest piece of equipment, factory planners must find solutions to four main problems.
When engineered or built infrastructure is combined with nature, it can optimize performance and financial benefits, writes Gerard Bos of IUCN.