Industry 4.0 - An Introduction

Industry 4.0 represents the economic point of view, focusing on industry, manufacturing and the fact that major technological advancements are revolutionizing industrial production. Industry 4.0 will affect all sectors and disciplines, and will have a huge impact on developing countries.


SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
Fourth industrial revolution
fourth industrial revolution
Industry 4.0
SME development

This training course has been designed to provide a strong foundation on the basics of Industry 4.0 and the 4IR. The online training consists of six modules, and aims to demonstrate the implications for developing countries, particularly LDCs, outline related challenges and elaborate on how opportunities that Industry 4.0 provides can be leveraged. The training modules have been designed in such a way that governance, institutions, policymakers, SMEs and individuals can benefit from the content. The course can be taken by anyone that is interested to learn about new technologies, no advanced knowledge is required.

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Target Audience

SMEs, policy makers in developing countries

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be to explain the concepts of Industry 4.0 and the fourth industrial revolution