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Friday, 07 June 2013

UNIDO’s Institute for Capacity Development holds course on future of manufacturing

HERNSTEIN, Austria, 7 June 2013 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held a course for policymakers and government officials from over 26 middle income countries on the future of manufacturing and the latest developments in the sector.

The course, developed by Opens external link in new windowUNIDO’s Institute for Capacity Development and supported by the Austrian Government, was held at the Hernstein Castle, just outside of Vienna, from 2 to 7 June.  

The training course helped enhance the capacity of policy makers to effectively shape and implement industrial policies and respond to changes in global trends, in order to advance the competitiveness of their manufacturing industries. It included workshops by experts in manufacturing and industrial policy management, including representatives from academia, the private and public sectors, as well as UNIDO and its partner institutions.

Participants learned about the potential of new technologies being used in manufacturing such as additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mechatronics and customizable, and new materials. They were also offered presentations on solutions for sustainable, green manufacturing and innovations in environmental technologies, as well as on the business strategies used to respond to challenges of the new industrial revolution. The course also included sessions on global trade and investment patterns and the  potential policy implications and responses to the aforementioned trends.

Lectures were delivered by experts from the University of Cambridge, Berkeley, the and the Fraunhofer Institute.

To download the course programme, please click here 

For more information, please contact:

Franz Brugger
UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development
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