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Review Article

Sustainable and Dynamic Competitiveness towards Technological Leadership of Industry 4.0: Implications for East African Community

Table 3

Industry 4.0 initiatives launched in Europe.

S/NCountryIndustry 4.0 strategic initiativesYearFundingReference(s)

1United KingdomHigh Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) or Catapult centres2013Public[27]
Digital Academy (DA) or UK Digital Strategy2017Public[1]
National Innovation Plan (NIP)2016Public[72]
Innovate UK (future of manufacturing (FOM))2013Public[72]
2FranceIndustrie du futur (IdF) or alliance pour l’industrie du futur (AIdF) or Industry of the Future2015Public[26, 75]
La Nouvelle France industrielle (LNFI) or new France industry (NFI)2013Public[26, 76]
French Fab (FF) (Made in France)2017Public[27]
3ItalyPiano Nazionale Industria 4.0 or Piano Impressa 4.02016Public[77]
Intelligent factory clusters (CFI) (Fabbrica intelligente)2012Private[26]
4PortugalPRODUCTECH2015Public[26]
5SwedenMade in Sweden 20302014Public[78]
Produktion 20302013Public[26, 79]
6BelgiumMade Different2013Public[26, 74]
7SwitzerlandIndustry 20252015Public[10]
8NetherlandsSmart Industry2014Public[74, 79]
9FinlandIndustrial Internet Business Revolution2015Public[80]
IoT Pilot Factory (IoT PFF)2017Public[80]
10PolandFuture Industry Platform2015Public[81]
11Czech RepublicPrumysl 4.02013Public[26, 81]
12EstoniaDigital Agenda 20202015Public[82]
E-society Estonia2012Public[82]
13CroatiaDigitization Impulse 2020—industry of the future2016Public[24]
14LatviaDemola (Riga IT TechHub)2017Public[26]
15DemarkMADE2012Public[26, 80]
16HungaryIPAR 4.0 National technology platform/Irinyi plan2017Public[81]
17BulgariaKontseptsia Industria 4.02017Public[81]
18RomaniaNational Strategy for Romania Digital Agenda 20202017Public[81]
19LithuaniaPramone 4.02017Public[81]
20AustriaTUWin 4.02013Public[32]
Platform Industry 4.02014Public[32]
Industry 4.0 Austria2015Public[32]
21SloveniaSlovenia Digital Coalition/Slovenia Industrial Policy 20132013Public[81]
22SlovakiaSmart Industry Platform2016Public[26, 81]
23IrelandIreland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy2019Public[83]
24SpainIndustria Conectada 4.02017Public[26, 72]
5G Digital Agenda2018Public[40]
25GermanyIndustrie 4.0 (I4.0) and Plattform Industrie 4.0 (PI4.0)2011 & 2013Public-private[39, 8487]
Mittelstand 4.02012Public-private[88, 89]
Digital Strategy (DS) 2025 and High-Tech Strategy (HTS) 20252016 & 2018Public[88, 90]
AI Strategy2018Public[88]
Shaping digitalization implementation strategy for the federal government (SDISFG)2018Public[88, 91]

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