The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Portuguese SMEs

COTEC, in collaboration with Roland Kupers, produced a report on Industry 4.0 and its potential impact on Portuguese Small and Medium Enterprises, based on a set of interviews.

Main Findings

  • People are at the centre of the technological revolution;
  • The integration of the Value Chain will create new challenges;
  • Few companies anticipate major investments in i4.0;
  • The environment and climate change are important issues for companies;
  • The impact of Industry 4.0 varies according to sector;
  • The adaptability of SMEs can be an advantage in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

Main Recommendations

  • The development of i4.0 skills is a priority;
  • Creation of collaboration platforms;
  • Monitor the impact of climate change;
  • Ethics, Standards and Certifications are issues to be considered.

See the full report on “The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Portuguese SMEs”