The Future 4.0 Plus Project Purpose

The challenges brought about by the fourth industrial revolution are at the very heart of the project FUTURE 4.0. Having as specific focus Blue Economy, the shipyard & nautical logistic supply chain, the project intends to design a shared strategy to innovate companies’ approach to training through a Smart Learning Model enhancing shipyard competitiveness in Italy (Veneto & Apulia), Croatia, Greece, and Albania.

The project structure foresees the definition of a Technological Map of the Shipyard & Nautical Logistic supply chain thorough inclusive road mapping and foresight activity on technology and related competences. Results will be the lay for the designing of a knowledge, competence, and skills training/learning hub (FUTURE4.0 platform) involving Universities and training orgs., companies and PAs. The platform will be part of the Smart Learning Model and Strategy, implemented and validated through local pilot actions, encompasses effective industrial education and training for innovation, enhancing the University-Industry cooperation. Accordingly, the project will impact on current situation stimulating a common and participatory rethinking of regional governance systems for training and innovation support towards Industry 4.0, specific for the shipyard & nautical logistic supply chain. Mutually cooperating 4 universities, PAs, business actors (Large Companies, SMEs, KIBs, Business Supp. orgs.) and R&I players will define a sectorial technological roadmap and foresight as basis for the subsequent development of a share Training Model, tested and validated through its application at each local context. FUTURE4.0 see the involvement of 105 companies (primary target group and beneficiaries along with PAs) of the Blue Economy in a knowledge and technology transfer tailored process, along with the production of tools and methods to facilitate a smart industrial change.

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

The AHP is based on the decomposition of the problem in independent criteria. Therefore, every criterion is analysed individually to identify the weights assigned to each alternative or criterion.

Card Game Analysis

The Card Game is used to analyse the perception of the interviewed companies using a set of cards per each criterion, which they have to rank from the least important to the most important in order to derive some weights for the decision problem.

Road Map

The Road Map derives the analysis of the synergistical result of a table of professional skill and competences required per technology for every region and of a ranking of them in every region, defining the priorities of the education for technologies 4.0.