The pilot initiative SHIFT to 4.0 was developed by IAPMEI – Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, in partnership with ISQ.
IAPMEI, the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, has already made SHIFT to 4.0 available on its website. The project consists in the application of a self-diagnosis tool that allows companies, from any sector, size or location, to evaluate their digital maturity status.
Developed by ISQ and promoted by IAPMEI, the design of SHIFT to 4.0 was based on the survey created by IW Consult of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research and the RWTH FIR of the University of Aachen.
Companies need only to complete a version of this survey adapted to the Portuguese reality, obtaining in the end a reflection document with guidelines to improve the way forward towards Industry 4.0.
The SHIFT to 4.0 evaluation is supported in the six-dimensional analysis that constitute the essence of industry 4.0. From the different themes of each dimension it is possible to position the company in one of the six maturity states i4.0.
From this base, opportunities, good practices, tools, measures and actions are identified that can support the strategic reflection processes of companies in their digital transformation process and reinforcement of skills in this area.
The Shift to 4.0 project is available until the end of May 2019. You can view all information about the tool and access the company maturity survey by clicking on this link.