Innovation & New Technologies New Technologies Accelerate Sustainable Development Innovation & New Technologies Phenomena that have an impact on all industries – such as digitalization and the green transition – are significantly reshaping the operating environments of Etteplan and its customers. Share this story: The world around us is changing rapidly. While our operating environment is affected by several megatrends, the key drivers of change are related to digitalization and sustainable development. These phenomena are becoming intertwined and, together, they are accelerating a positive change. For both companies and individuals, the digital era and the Internet of Things promise to deliver solutions that open up new opportunities, produce new knowledge and make geographical boundaries irrelevant. Indeed, the need for capabilities related to new technologies and engineering are continuously growing in our operating environment as industrial operators seek solutions to address issues such as energy consumption and managing material flows. Accelerating technological development makes it possible for industry to take advantage of automation and robotics in many stages of operations. They help companies improve product quality, make work less strenuous, enhance safety and reduce costs. At the same time, connected devices and systems provide companies with data that they can use to make their production processes even smarter. At its best, digitality means significant new solutions, business models and, ultimately, major improvements in efficiency and productivity, which will have a significant multiplicative effect in a world characterized by urbanization and population growth. Technology also offers solutions to challenges related to climate change and the Earth’s ecological carrying capacity. Growing sustainability expectations among individuals, investors and financiers and a growing understanding of the limited nature of resources are also significantly reshaping the operating conditions of industrial companies. To remain competitive and ensure the long-term continuity, companies in all industries must find ways to reduce their climate footprint and solve sustainability challenges both internally and in the supply chain. Etteplan’s entire strategy is based on an in-depth understanding of the drivers of change in the operating environment. At the core of what we do is our ability to research and apply state-of-the-art technology to benefit our customers and the Earth as a whole. We have adopted technologies such as the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twin solutions, and we have the capacity to bring these to the industrial scale. Our capabilities and intelligent technology enable us to optimize manufacturing processes and help our customers refine their practices and services, making them more efficient, resource-wise and safe. The impacts of our work are reflected in every industry and, ultimately, in people’s daily lives. In cooperation with our customers, we harness the opportunities presented by the digital era and turn them into practical competitive advantages and business operations that take the goals of sustainable development into account.