The AMETIC Reflection Group has launched its fourth informative pill where it advocates – in the framework of the race towards digital transformation and the 4th industrial revolution – for a new approach that consists in developing the networking of each and every one of the agents that interact in the system, facilitating a new network concept more oriented towards personal interaction and where public policies define macroprojects that allow the Spanish innovation system to be vertebrated through the innovation poles and grow them.
For the Group, the new transformation of the innovation system is increasingly linked to the development of innovation poles and for them to grow, new instruments that allow their growth must be sought. National innovation policies have the opportunity to create them from the development of tractor macroprojects that AMETIC is already advocating within the framework of the CEOE. These large projects would be developed in fields where Spain can achieve a position of competitive advantage internationally or where there is an expanding market; they would respond to structural problems in the medium and long term, and in them the digitalization would imply a profound transformation of the current models, they would be led by the industry and would also have the involvement of the public sector.
As regards the European level, the EU is proposing a model – similar to that proposed by the Group – in the next Horizon Europe framework program, where it promotes the creation of network superstructures of local proximity to SMEs, but with a European vocation . In this sense, the need to develop a territorial articulation between the innovation poles in which there is a greater use of the distributed capacities and complementary services of these agents is becoming increasingly evident, so that the maximum possible number of potentially beneficiary entities. In this way, the digital transformation of companies and entities can be an objective within their reach in our country and also the increase of their capacity to be more competitive.
Creation of critical mass
In our country, companies dedicated to digitalization are spread throughout the national territory and the relationship between them is very complicated. This causes the development of technology to be slower. From the Reflection Group of AMETIC, it is necessary to create a critical mass in our country through the confluence of people and media in a physical place so that progress can be shared and lead digitalization. For this, the network innovation poles are proposed, as a place to share and reflect on digitalization.
In addition, these innovation poles are configured as agencies that act as intermediaries between public innovation policies and the companies themselves. This allows the creation of a model that spills the system and thus these agents coordinate and cooperate, both at the local level in the innovation poles, and in their network operation. This is intended to cover the need to develop a territorial articulation between the innovation poles in which there is a greater use of capabilities.
The competitiveness in the sector is very large and the Reflection Group of AMETIC seeks to give the answers to a sector in constant evolution. Digitization is one more of the advances that companies will have to adopt to continue competing and growing and with the creation of network innovation poles it would help companies to continue with the development of these technologies and place ourselves at the forefront of development among The countries around us.
AMETIC reflection group
The employer of the digital industry AMETIC, through its president, Pedro Mier, invited a group of professionals of the academic and business field, of great prestige, to create a reflection group to discuss the impact of digitalization in the sector Industrial in Spain.
The objective of this group is to elaborate reflections on issues related to reindustrialization and its deep connections with the rest of the economy, as well as sensitize public opinion and give recommendations to Governments, Administrations, Companies, Institutions, media , etc., in this regard.