Materials Industries brings together producers of non-ferrous metals, foundries and manufacturers of fabricated metal, plastics, composites and aluminium products and the metalworking subcontractors .
The three stages of the digital transformation journey At this year’s Digital Connect Week organized by Agoria, the keynote speech will be delivered by associate Professor of Innovation at ESADE Business School and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management (Spain), Prof. Dr. Ivanka Visnjic. As an expert in business model innovation for manufacturing companies, Ivanka Visnjic will focus on the key success factors of digital innovation: “True technological innovation is impossible without transforming the business model.”
Agoria has been designated by the NBN Agoria has been designated by the NBN as a sector operator for ISO/TC 333 "Lithium".
Brexit: CEN and CENELEC agree to extend the transition period for their UK member BSI On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom left the EU, 10 months after the initially expected date of 29 March 2019. To ensure the continued stability of the European standardization system and to give confidence to European business and consumers, CEN and CENELEC Members agreed, at their online General Assemblies of 18 June 2020, to extend the current transition period for their UK Member, BSI, until 31 December 2021.
Connected and smart products: 10 key challenges We are surrounded by increasing numbers of smart connected products, and more and more technologies are becoming available on the market for creating smart IoT solutions. Many companies that manufacture physical products are now wondering whether and when they too should take the plunge. Is it hip or is it hype? Do these products represent a real trend or are they just gadgets? Not investing in them may prove to be a risky decision because it could mean missed business opportunities, but on the other hand, making bad investment decisions is equally problematic! What opportunities and pitfalls lie in wait? What are the key challenges? And how should they be tackled?