Digitally Empowered Circular Economy: Industry 4.0 technological enablers
Industry 4.0 technological enablers empower innovative solutions and services and restructure the economic and business models and market dynamics. Such innovations drive the transition to the Digitally Empowered Circular Economy and help us achieve SDGs and Sustainable Competitiveness more efficiently. This course explores some impactful applications and implications of the following technologies in line with the above: 1. Big Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence for improved data-informed decision-making, resource efficiency, and service and product design, 2. Cyber-Physical Systems, IoT, and Intelligent Assets for enabling connectivity and feedback loops across the Physical, Digital, and Biological realms for resource efficiency, 3. Blockchain, Tokenized Economies, and Business Models as the cornerstone enabler of Trust, Transparency, and Accountability in responsible operations and governance, 4. Extended Reality, Virtualization, and Digital Twins for enhanced cross-dimensional interactions and reinforced efficiency of processes and resources.