Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Development of New Skills: Innovation and Sustainability in Industry 4.0

  • Dario Brito CalçadaEmail author
  • Solange Oliveira Rezende
  • Anandsing Dwarkasing
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Industrial processes play a vital role in the world economy. Innovation is considered an essential and necessary component in the development of product manufacturing techniques, while research is a powerful tool to strengthen this industry further. The adoption of technology would only occur if economic needs drove innovation. Currently, industrial development must be related to environmental concern and sustainability, so the search for new skills to be implemented in the industry is no longer only due to an economic need but to general demands related to the social and environmental development of humanity. From new infrastructures to more efficient processes for the use of raw material and biodegradable components must be developed so that the industry can assume its role of enhancing the progress of sustainable inclusion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Brito Calçada
    • 1
    Email author
  • Solange Oliveira Rezende
    • 1
  • Anandsing Dwarkasing
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Sao Paulo Sao CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Anandsing – Systemic Consultancy in Organizations and Coaching Sao CarlosBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Londero Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil