Lately the phrase Transition 4.0 has been heard more and more often, inspiring a new way of approaching the technological transformation in progress both in Italy and in the rest of the world. In Italy, Transition 4.0 refers to a government plan approved on 23rd December 2017 and updated several times with different names such as Industry 4.0 Plan, 4.0 Business Plan and the national Transition 4.0 plan, which is one of the fundamental pillars of the Italian Recovery Fund.
But what exactly does Transition 4.0 mean?
Transition 4.0 is the direct consequence of the fourth industrial revolution, which is leading to a radical transformation of production by focusing on the automation and interconnection of the various machines and is based on four fundamental pillars.
- The first pillar concerns the use of data, computing power and connectivity. We refer to phrases such as big data, open data, Internet of Things, machine-to-machine and cloud computing for the centralization of information and its storage.
- The second pillar is analysis; once the data has been collected, it is necessary to derive value from it. Currently, only 2% of the data collected is used by companies, which could instead obtain advantages starting from “machine learning” and improve the performance of their machinery by “learning” from the data gradually collected and analyzed.
- The third development sector is the interaction between a human and a machine, which involves “touch” interfaces, which are increasingly widespread, and augmented reality.
- Finally, there is a whole sector that deals with the transition from digital to “real”, and which includes additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, communications, machine-to-machine interactions and new technologies for storing and using energy in a targeted way, rationalizing costs and optimizing performance.
The key point of this technological transformation is the datum, no longer a simple information tool at the base of any technological innovation. Instead, it’s a plus capable of creating added value for anyone who will be able to collect and analyze the data in order to optimize the production process leading to a radical change in the concept of competitiveness for a company that faces the future market.
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