CECIMO contributes to the EC final report on strengthening strategic value chains
Brussels, 5 November 2019 – The European Commission published today the “Strengthening Strategic Value Chains for a future-ready EU Industry - report of the Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest”.
The report delivers specific recommendations by a group of experts (the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest) for the Strategic Value Chains. It contributes to the Commission’s ongoing work to develop a long-term EU industrial policy with concrete measures for its implementation. Six key strategic value chains were identified, already in March 2018, for their potential impact on Europe’s industrial competitiveness and the interest of the member states, to support and develop coordinated actions in these areas:
- Connected, clean and autonomous vehicles
- Smart health
- Low-CO2 emission industry
- Hydrogen technologies and systems
- Industrial Internet of things
CECIMO was selected as part of the Strategic Forum together with few selected industry representatives, member states and the European Commission representatives, and it has been rapporteur for the Industrial Internet of Things Value Chain. In its pivotal role, CECIMO had the opportunity to underline the importance of data exploitation and artificial intelligence, digital twins and metal additive manufacturing.
Now that the report has been published, CECIMO looks forward to the next steps and is committed to contribute to future actions in the context of the cooperation between Strategic Forum members, other stakeholders and the European Commission. CECIMO aims at ensuring the competitiveness and technological sovereignty of European industry and manufacturing.