The General Secretariat for Industry and SME, under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, launches an innovative support instrument within the initiative Industria Conectada 4.0
On March, 7, the Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) attended the presentation day of the new Advanced Digital Autodiagnostic Tool (HADA – Herramienta de Autodiagnóstico Digital Avanzada), which took place in Madrid at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, organized to know the last initiatives and projects developed within Industry 4.0.
This concept, which refers to the introduction of digital technologies in the industrial sector, is nowadays a key element to improve the competitiveness of each company, as it poses challenges and generates opportunities, adapting its processes, products and business models.
From the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, in 2015 it was launched “Industria Conectada 4.0”: a joint initiative of the public and the private sector that aims to strengthen industry in Spain through a digital transformation.
Specifically, this action seeks to define a digitization strategy for the industrial sector to increase its added value and employment at national level. In addition, its aim is to promote the Spanish model for the industry of the future, oriented towards sectors with potential growth, through competitive measures that also promote its export. The new industrial model contemplates the five dimensions of the company and it identifies a total of sixteen digital development levers.
Through the SGIPYME, several projects are being developed within the framework of the initiative Industria Conectada 4.0, with HADA being one of these. During the day it was presented the new tool, which aims to provide companies with an initial assessment of their level of readiness and maturity to begin a digital transformation in the field of Industry 4.0. It is an online instrument of free access that, through a guided questionnaire, allows the company to obtain a personalized report in which its current digital situation is determined. In addition, HADA offers companies a comparison with other entities of the sector according to their size and location, and with the information collected it is intended to develop an Industry Digital Maturity Indicator (IMDI) that will measure the degree of progress of the sector. Thanks to its competitive characteristics, the tool is positioned as the first free one of this type at European level.
According to the guidelines of the initiative Industria Conectada, the Ministry makes available both the governance model and the digital training material to facilitate its future development and implementation, and it will continue to take important steps in the industrial field, with the launch within a few months of another application: Industria Activa 4.0, which will provide a personalized advisory service to companies.
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