Minisymposium: Maths for the Digital Factory
Around one in ten of all enterprises in the EU-27s non-financial business economy were classified to manufacturing in 2009, a total of 2.0 million enterprises. The manufacturing sector employed 31 million persons in 2009, generated 5.812 billion Euro of turnover and 1.400 billion Euro of value added. (source: Eurostat). In the last five or ten years all industrialised countries have launched initiatives related to digital manufacturing, sometimes also referred to as Industry 4.0 (in Europe) or Smart Manufacturing (US).