All the stakeholders are well aware of the fact that future employment and wealth in Baden-Württemberg are strongly dependent upon the successful use of the opportunities of digitalisation and the mastering of the challenges it entails. Our strong businesses and their skilled workforce give cause for confidence and optimism when tackling the digital transformation. This was what motivated Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, MP, to launch the ‘Business 4.0 Initiative’. Together we developed a ‘Business 4.0 Roadmap’ which is presented to the general public today.
We all agree that the digitalisation of the economy calls for close co-operation between all stakeholders. Trust-based co-operation between all stakeholders, i.e. enterprises. chambers, associations, unions, academia and politics, can set the course for a successful digital transformation. However, the digitalisation of the economy can only be a success if all stakeholders contribute towards this end in their respective areas of responsibility. One aim of the initiative is to increase the transparency of initiatives and support programmes for digitalising the economy.
In the ‘Economy 4.0 Roadmap’, we identified ten fields of action which we want to work on in order boost the federal state’s digitalisation of its economy. Based on an inventory of activities already in place, we decided to implement nine concrete measures to be launched soon.