Industry 4 Panevėžys

Industry 4 Panevėžys – is an initiative that incorporates different activities aimed at the development of the Industry 4.0 in the region of Panevėžys. We seek to initiate, strengthen and consolidate the collaboration between different stakeholders, including business, education, science and public sector representatives in order to foster the innovative ideas generation, knowledge sharing and ensure the continuous flow of the investment in the region. Our goal is to contribute to the development of Panevėžys region as the innovative manufacturing centre.
We are here to provide all necessary information regarding the trends of the Industry 4.0, the opportunities provided by the adoption of the automation and digitalisation technologies, and any related activities. We can offer a wide network of collaborators and are ready to assist you with an initiation of the contact between potential partners and further development of the projects within the field.
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Mission

To contribute to the cohesive and progressive social and economic growth in the region of Panevėžys through the development of the competitiveness fostering environment cultivating the adoption and invention of innovative technological solutions.
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Vision

To ensure the development of the highly competitive value-added Industry 4.0 ecosystem that would rely on the close collaboration between business, education, science and public sector representatives.

Core values

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Innovation
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Competitiveness
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Initiative
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Interdisciplinarity
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Continuity

Strategic goals

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To thrive for the development of the education and scientific research system that would respond to the future market requirements.
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To seek for the development of the business environment that would foster the establishment, development and growth of enterprises in the region of Panevėžys.
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To develop and strengthen the representation of the region of Panevėžys image as a centre for the Industry 4.0

Advisory Council

Advisory Council for the Development of Industry 4.0 in the Region of Panevėžys consists of highly experienced professionals representing regional businesses, educational, R&D and public sector institutions as well as independent experts on innovation, robotics, economic development and other related fields.

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to investigate changes in the development of Industry 4.0 in the region, country and abroad, consider emerging problems, provide the responsible authorities with solutions to solve them and to make other strategic decisions.

See the composition of the Advisory Council here and the regulations of its work here (both in Lithuanian).

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, commonly referred to as The Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a name given to the current trend of automation and digitalisation in the manufacturing processes resulting in the higher competitiveness of the companies.

During The First Industrial Revolution, industrial processes in the manufacturing companies were improved through the implementation of the steam machine. During The Second Industrial Revolution, electricity and conveyors were introduced to improve the manufacturing processes. During The Third Industrial Revolution companies turned to the implementation of the automatic solutions, and finally, during The Fourth Industrial Revolution cyber-physical systems, such as the Internet of things, cloud computing or others, were introduced to foster the development of what has been called a "smart factory". Differently from the previous revolutions, The Fourth Industrial Revolutions evolves at an exponential rather than a linear pace.

Technological change is never an isolated phenomenon. This revolution takes place inside a complex ecosystem which comprises business, governmental and societal dimensions. To make a country fit for the new type of innovation-driven competition, the whole ecosystem has to be considered

professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Industry 4.0 trends in Lithuania

In 2017, following the worldwide trend for automation and digitalisation of the industrial processes, defined as the Industry 4.0, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania launched the national committee aimed at cultivating the industry competitiveness. This committee later on was included in to the larger national platform for the industry digitalisation called „Pramonė 4.0“. The main goal of the platform is to endorse the digitalisation of the business industrial processes on the national level. To ensure the purposeful continuous development of the Industry 4.0 in Lithuania, “Lithuanian industry digitalization roadmap 2019-2030” was further introduced setting the strategic direction and identifying necessary strategic actions. Working groups of Lithuanian Industry 4.0 platform after a series of round table debates and analysis of technological foresights (mainly High level strategy group on Industrial technologies under the European Commission review of key enabling technologies (KETs), EC (2016) study on advanced manufacturing technologies, Factories of the Future roadmap, Robotics 2020 Multi-annual roadmap, foresights by Imperial College London, Gartner and McKinsey group insights) have agreed on the following list of technologies that will have the biggest impact on the digitalisation of Lithuanian industry till 2030. Names and descriptions of technologies were aligned with recent recommendations by the working group working on the review of Lithuanian smart specialisation strategy and there is a big correlation between Lithuanian future investments into R&D priorities and technologies described below. This serves as a guideline for the next funding period 2021-2026.

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