The second workshop took place on October 7, 2021. This time we managed to meet at the National School of Public Administration in Budapest. As before, the workshop was attended by 20 students from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and over a dozen scientists. The main topic of the meeting was the challenges related to the transformation of Industry 4.0 facing all countries in the region.
The meeting was opened by the event’s host, prof. Gabor Kutasi, head of the Institute of Economy and Competitiveness Research. It was followed by an expert lecture delivered by prof. Łukasz Mamica from the University of Economics in Krakow, entitled “Industry 4.0 Challenges for Visegrad Group”. The subject of the speech was the inevitability of changes currently taking place in the field of industrial innovation and the need to keep up with them by all countries catching up with the most developed economies in the world.
The second part of the event was devoted to the activity of students who started by presenting the challenges facing their countries in the field of Industry 4.0. Then we moved to thematic workshops in the form of simulation and role-play games, which helped to visualize a number of obstacles and difficulties in the implementation of Industry 4.0 and to indicate possible solutions. Selected conclusions and observations from this part of the meeting will be included in a policy paper prepared by a team of students from all V4 countries.
As part of the preparations for the workshop, student groups prepared short clips about the situation of Industry 4.0 in the countries of the Visegrad Group. You can watch them by clicking on the links below: