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TechMOlogy, SMEs at lower risk of technological marginality

(ANSA) - SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO, 29 MAR - In the cross-border mobility industry, the weakest actors are micro and SMEs, which face the challenges of the digital transition. Industry 4.0 technologies are also a key development factor for these companies as they enable the development of new products and services. Thanks to the TechMOlogy Project of the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia Cooperation Program, many companies at risk of technological marginalization in the mobility sector (including automotive, marine, and light mobility) have been allowed to acquire must-have skills to bridge the gap. This topic was discussed today at Lef, the digital company of Confindustria Alto Adriatico, in a meeting that involved McKinsey & Company, a partner in the initiative. According to Filippo Bianco, CEO of Friuli Innovazione, the project's lead partner, "TechMOlogy worked on the preconditions for increasing the use of the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) of Industry 4.0 in small companies, which significantly characterize the cross-border area between Italy and Slovenia." Tanja Mohorič, director general of the ACS Automotive Cluster of Slovenia, said that "one of the project's most important supporting content is the creation of joint development strategies through knowledge sharing on current trends in the automotive industry market, but also in research and development in all companies." (ANSA).