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Change Through Digitization—Value Creation in the Age of Industry 4.0

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Abstract

Digitization—the continuing convergence of the real and the virtual worlds will be the main driver of innovation and change in all sectors of our economy. The exponentially growing amount of data and the convergence of different affordable technologies that came along with the definite establishment of Information and Communication Technology are transforming all areas of the economy. In Germany, the Internet of Things, Data and Services plays a vital role in mastering the energy transformation, in developing a sustainable mobility and logistics sector, in providing enhanced health care and in securing a competitive position for the leading manufacturing industry. This article discusses the impact, challenges and opportunities of digitization and concludes with examples of recommended policy action. The two key instruments for enhanced value creation in the Age of Industrie 4.0 are platform-based cooperation and a dual innovation strategy.

Keywords

Business Model Smart Grid Smart Object Electric Mobility Business Model Innovation 
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  1. 1.acatech - NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGBerlinGermany

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