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“INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY 4.0” THEMATIC SESSION
STIMULATES DEBATE IN MANVIA
DIFFERENT THEMES WERE ADDRESSED IN THIS SESSION, SUCH AS COMPETITIVENESS AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.
Driven by the Innovation Specialty Group, a session about “Innovation
and Industry 4.0” was carried out in Linda‐a‐Velha and conducted by the Chairman of the Governing Committee of COMPETE 2020, Jaime Andrez, with the participation of the member of this body, Fernando Alfaiate.
For Jaime Andrez, the discussion of
the business innovation strategies in Manvia, namely through the use of 4.0 technologies, “had a special interest, given that it was an opportunity for debate with a prestigious and innovative company, in addition to being a services company where innovation takes on speci cities to be considered”.
In this perspective, topics such as Competitiveness, Innovation System, Digital Transformation, i4.0 or the Incentives System of PT2020, and examples of applications, were addressed. Pedro Vieira Neves also took the opportunity to reinforce the
importance of this topic for Manvia, in the sense that “innovation generates knowledge and competitiveness which, in turn, generate wealth”.
“Innovation must involve the entire organisation, and, at Manvia, it includes seeing farther, thinking of new ideas about how to operate, forcing us to rethink our work methodology, both
in planning and in the approach to our Clients. We want to be proactive and to present new products, anticipating the needs, and creating, at the same time,
innovation in the Client’s reaction”, underscored Manvia’s director.
For the Innovation Group, “the importance of a quali ed business development, supported by innovation, suggests an internal and external debate that will inspire appropriate strategies from Manvia, and doing so with the leaders of COMPETE 2020,
a programme that funds innovative projects and promotes joining industry 4.0, represented a time of great interest”.
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