The European Commission hosted a full programme of events during its two day European Industry Day 2018. With financial and logistics support and an array of key speakers from relevant units in the Commission, the event welcomed hundreds of guests from across the EU and provided an entertaining and informative series of workshops. For construction, the European Commission supported an event which was co-hosted with the federations CECE, FIEC, EBC and Construction Products Europe. Construction – towards an inclusive digital strategy focused on the digital transformation of the industry. Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit DG GROW, Clean Technologies and Products, talked about the many digital tools that are being increasingly used in construction, such as drones, 3D printers and scanners. She emphasised the opportunity for companies and the commitment of the Commission to support the industry through the transformation. Max Lemke, Head of Unit DG CONNECT, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, announced an EU strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which is expected later this year. He also announced welcome financial support for the development of an EU data platform for digital construction, with follow up funding expected in the next EU term post-2019.
For more information, visit the EU Industry Day website https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/eu-industry-day_en