Cluster 4, ‘Digital, Industry and Space’ advances key enabling, digital and space technologies, underpinning the transformation of our economy and society. It supports the digitisation and transformation of European industry and contributes to securing global industrial leadership and autonomy / sovereignty in terms of technologies and resources. Furthermore, activities within the Cluster will contribute to growing a low-carbon, circular and clean industry and to fostering inclusiveness in the form of high-quality jobs and societal engagement in the use of technologies. Thereby it will contribute to addressing the challenges European industry is facing, such as its reliance on imported key technologies and raw materials, the scarcity of resources including energy, as well as skills mismatches and ethical considerations relating to technological progress. The cluster comprises six destinations which address the key European priority policy areas of green and digital transformation.
The Digital sub cluster primarily addresses the following four destinations of Cluster 4.
Destination 1 – Climate neutral, circular and digitised production
Global leadership in climate-neutral digital systems and infrastructures (networks, data centres), through innovative production and manufacturing processes and their digitisation, new business models, and green digital technologies.
Destination 3 – World leading data and computing technologies
Globally attractive, secure and dynamic data-agile economy by developing and enabling the uptake of the next-generation computing and data technologies and infrastructures (including space infrastructure and data), enabling the European single market for data with the corresponding data spaces and a trustworthy artificial intelligence Ecosystem
Destination 4 – Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal
Sovereignty in digital technologies and in future emerging enabling technologies by strengthening European capacities in key parts of digital and future supply chains, allowing agile responses to urgent needs, and by investing in early discovery and industrial uptake of new technologies.
Destination 6 – A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies
A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies, through a two-way engagement in the development of technologies, empowering end-users and workers, and supporting social innovation.