Martina F. Ferracane is a Policy Analyst at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). Her work focuses on EU sectoral policies, especially in the areas of international trade, healthcare and innovation. She is particularly interested in technological advancements such as Internet of Things and 3D printing, including in the context of long-term societal and economic development.
Her previous experience touches both the public and the private sector. She has worked in the area of private sector development for the Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid in the European Commission. Previously, she worked for the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok), where she collaborated in and co-authored several publications on trade policy, protectionism trends, trade facilitation and Asian regional developments.
On the other side, she has founded and is currently managing an association promoting digital education in high schools, while she has also collaborated to the creation of two start-ups and has recently volunteered in a FabLab in Brazil.
Martina holds a Master’s degree with honours in Economic Internationalization, Integration and International Trade from University of Valencia (Spain) and gained her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics and Institutions of International and European Integration from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome – during which she attended a semester of courses in international economics and monetary policy at Stockholm University.
La nouvelle ère de la production industrielle, qu'on nomme industrie 4.0, s'appuie sur des systèmes cyber-physiques. On voit déjà se profiler l'industrie 4.1, avec des consommateurs appelés à jouer un rôle de plus en plus grand dans la production.
"Although today's digital manufacturing machines are still in their infancy, they can already be used to make (almost) anything, anywhere. That changes everything," said Neil Gershenfeld, Director at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. Autonomous robotics, 3D printing, cloud computing, Internet of Things and sensor technologies are driving a paradigm shift in manufacturing. The new era of industrial production builds on the concept of cyber-physical systems. Consumers are expected to play an ever greater role in this new model.