Industry 4.0

26th October 2016

A review of the key technologies and trends: 

In this report, powered by Cipher, we analyse Industry 4.0 through the lens of patents and as a proxy for innovation.

Industry 4.0 - a review of the key technologies and trends

The increasingly connected, automated, computerised industrial revolution known commonly as ‘Industry 4.0’ is used to describe anything from smart refrigeration to industrial automation. To gain an understanding into the macro trends in this field, we have examined the 5 technologies widely regarded as the cornerstones of Industry 4.0: cloud computing, robotics and automation, smart sensors, 3D printing and RFID.

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