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The Future of Industry is Changing

For the quarry, construction and manufacturing industries in Ireland to reach potential efficiency and to step up to the broader role of machinery and process, they will require more specialised training on diverse and advanced technology for a future that is evolving at an ever-increasing pace. 

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The Role of Industry 4.0 Skillnet

Industry 4.0 technologies have made a massive breakthrough into industry in recent years, revolutionising how businesses operate. However, this breakthrough has been relatively restricted to a handful of large businesses in certain sectors. The Industry 4.0 Skillnet aims to make Industry 4.0 technologies more accessible to Irish businesses through grant funding for workforce development in these technologies. Our focus is on the quarry, construction and manufacturing industries which we believe can profit the most from the implementation of these technologies.

Industry 4.0 Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Skillnet Ireland

Skillnet Ireland is a business support agency of the Government of Ireland. Their mandate is to advance the competitiveness, productivity and innovation of Irish businesses through enterprise-led workforce development.

Skills Connect

Industry 4.0 Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the quarry, construction and manufacturing sectors. If you are currently not in employment and wish to up-skill or re-skill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website.

FutureCast is the Promoting Company for Industry 4.0 Skillnet.

Future Cast is an Innovation, Education and R&D Centre for the Quarry, Construction and Manufacturing industries working with Industry 4.0 Skillnet based in the W8 Centre. We focus on robotics, cobotics, artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, software development, virtual reality, augmented reality,  industrial 3D printing, building information modelling (BIM) and work place of the future. 

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