Ziga: Intelligent Industry Concept to Turn Into Action Plan

Economy Minister Peter Ziga (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, October 26 (TASR) – The Intelligent Industry Concept approved by the Cabinet at its session on Wednesday will lead to an action plan, stated Economy Minister Peter Ziga (Smer-SD) after the session.

“We’ve prepared the document along with industrial associations. It’s open for discussion,” said Ziga. “We certainly don’t want to let something like what happened to Nokia to take place here. Nokia overslept technological developments, and when smartphones came onto the market, Nokia wasn’t ready for it. Apple and Samsung have taken over, despite the fact that three years ago Nokia was the top mobile phone market brand,” he added.

The Economy Ministry stated in its Intelligent Industry Concept for Slovakia that certain aspects of intelligent concepts in Slovakia already exist (e-mobility, smart cities), others need to be created (smart grids, smart homes, smart buildings), but the most important element is mutual interconnections and mutual communications between these concepts as a whole.

The ministry drew up the concept of intelligent industry for Slovakia in cooperation with representatives of industry in order to present the idea of intelligent industry to the general public. It’s a reaction to the fourth industrial revolution, in which industrial production enters a breakthrough stage – following the eras of steam, electricity and computers comes the era of digitisation.

The concept of intelligent industry is aimed mainly at Slovak industrial enterprises, which thanks to more efficient production and product sales will be able to boost their competitiveness.