Call for Expression of Interest: Join the Industry 5.0 Community of Practice
The Industry 5.0 Community of Practice (CoP 5.0) is excited to announce the launch of a Call for Expression of Interest.
This call aims to bring together various professionals to implement Industry 5.0 principles in practical settings. Interested legal entities (a single individual cannot apply) can indicate their interest in joining the CoP 5.0 pilot phase by completing this profile until July 31, 2023.
CoP 5.0 serves as a dynamic platform for networking, collaboration, and the co-creation of innovative actions. By joining the community, members will have the opportunity to establish valuable partnerships and create a compelling value proposition for stakeholders at the local, regional, national, and European levels. Stakeholders will have the chance to share ideas, foster synergies, and receive support in their journey to transform traditional manufacturing processes.
The overarching goal is to promote and apply Industry 5.0 principles and practices, transforming traditional business models into more impactful and innovative ones.
During the piloting phase, CoP 5.0 will focus on key work-streams that encompass the essence of Industry 5.0, emphasizing human-centricity, sustainability, and resilience.
Learn more about the Call for Expression of Interest and the detailed Terms of Reference, which outline the specific work-streams: Call for Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference.
For any inquiries or further information, please reach out to the Industry 5.0 Community of Practice at RTD-INDUSTRY5.0-COP [at] ec.europa.eu.
What is Industry 5.0?
European industry is a key driver in the economic and societal transitions that we are currently undergoing. In order to remain the engine of prosperity, industry must lead the digital and green transitions. This approach provides a vison of industry that aims beyond efficiency and productivity as the sole goals, and reinforces the role and the contribution of industry to society.
It places the wellbeing of the worker at the centre of the production process and uses new technologies to provide prosperity beyond jobs and growth while respecting the production limits of the planet. It complements the existing "Industry 4.0" approach by specifically putting research and innovation at the service of the transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient European industry.
Why Industry 5.0?
Industries can play an active role in providing solutions to challenges for society including the preservation of resources, climate change and social stability.
The Industry of the Future approach brings benefits for industry, for workers and for society. It empowers workers, as well as addresses the evolving skills and training needs of employees. It increases the competitiveness of industry and helps attract the best talents. It is good for our planet as it favours circular production models and support technologies that make the use of natural resources more efficient.
Revising existing value chains and energy consumption practices can also make industries more resilient against external shocks, such as Covid-19 crisis.