Industry 4.0, Urban Development and German International Development Cooperation
Industry 4.0 has high potential to positively impact the economic development of cities in developing countries and emerging economies. It can help to promote a green urban economy and contribute to sustainable development. However, the success of its potential benefits is also dependent on the appropriate economic and urban framework conditions being in place.
In this position paper, acatech makes recommendations on how the framework conditions should be addressed by German development cooperation. India is proposed as a very suitable partner for further action. This position paper is the final report of the acatech project on “Advanced Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 and Urban Development” which was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ on behalf of the BMZ. It was carried out in cooperation with the Indian National Academy of Engineering.