BCN Industry 4.0 Hub

Description / Objectives

Boost to the digitalization of local industry.

Technology continues to revolutionise industry. The fourth industrial revolution is based on the real time availability of all relevant information about a product. That information is provided by a network which has access to the entire value chain through the combination of different technologies: the Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, cybersecurity and digital manufacturing.

This is possible thanks to the digitalisation and unity of all production units and organisations in an economy.

Industry 4.0 has five main principles. The first is vertical networking, consisting of the interconnection of the cyber-physical system.

Secondly, virtualisation, whereby the real world is read by sensors and transformed into virtual images.

Decentralisation is another principle, whereby decision-making is carried out by cyber-physical systems and predictive models.

Another defining trait is real time response, which consists of capturing information, processing and decision making.

Finally, customer orientation, which is possible thanks to the fact that industry 4.0 is designed to establish direct feedback between user, product and the person who designed it.

Barcelona City Council wants to promote the creation of platforms and collaborative work between companies and relevant industry bodies. The aim is to boost industry digitalisation and the collaboration of engineers, manufacturers, technology providers, associations, research centres, universities and the municipal government to identity, develop and promote best practices in the field of industry 4.0.


Ateneu de Fabricació Digital, Parc tecnològic, Nou Barris, Barcelona

A digital manufacturing and learning centre opens in Nou Barris

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:38

Smart City. A digital production centre for citizens, the education community and enterprise.

Europe’s first 3D-printing project incubator opens in Zona Franca

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 18:30

Innovation. The centre should provide support for 100 business projects in five years.

Common front to negotiate with large digital platforms

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 15:48

Technology. Barcelona and 49 cities from around the world adhere to a declaration to regulate the collaborative economy and guarantee the right to live in cities.

Sharing cities agreement to regulate collaborative digital platforms

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 12:01

Economy. The Sharing Cities Summit is on from 12 to 15 November as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress.


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