Shaping the Future of Production

How can a common vision for production enable innovation, sustainability and employment? We are at the threshold of a new industrial revolution, characterized by a confluence of emerging technology breakthroughs from mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, next-generation robotics, 3D printing, wearables, genetic engineering to nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and others.

These technologies, combined and connected, will transform manufacturing and production systems with unprecedented speed and scope, impacting economic growth, business models, employment and sustainability. A business-as-usual approach will no longer work. Manufacturers and policy-makers need new approaches and capabilities and must work together to build truly innovative production systems that benefit all people.