A few Weeks back, I was asked to talk about Industry 4.0 and how I think it could benefit the economy of Sheffield in the post Covid19 world. The podcast can be found at this link along with some related information at this one . The interview relates to an earler blogpost of mine, about how digital technology could be applied to help the UK economy recover from a post Covid19 recession but at a more local scale. A Key Message is how Sheffield could become a prosperous city if it harnessed the fourth industrial revolution as a driver for growth and regeneration.
The local connection also relates to a much earlier blog post of mine about how Sheffield’s universities could become engines of development and regeneration, and idea that I have recently discovered is part of an initiative called The Civic University. The earlier blog post is here