Conference “Impacts and Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Robotics – The accelerated transition with the Covid-19 crisis” | 15 June | 11 am | ONLINE

15 Jun 2020 - 11:00

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) is driven by a massive use of new technologies such as robots, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, quantum computing and quantum communications, replacing humans with machines in certain tasks. or the development of new or more efficient tasks. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing about enormous changes in society and organizations, in areas such as mobility, security and home automation, smart cities, wildlife monitoring, agriculture, logistics, medical and legal advice, industry, defense, etc. For some, in the field of World Politics, the competition around 5G technology will define the new spaces of influence. There is an urgent need for effective global governance, and human adaptation to this new paradigm, as it will have a major impact, for example, on employability and on the necessary skills. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated this transition to Industry 4.0. On the other hand, Project Management has evolved significantly in recent decades, focusing on compliance with the scope, time and cost of projects, based on the classic “triple constraint” model, and is still evolving according to the needs of new Industrial 4.0 projects. . This evolution led us to more complex models, one with greater concern in the benefits that a project will produce for society and the environment, representing a great challenge for project managers.



Prof. Doctor Mario Marques da Silva | Department of Science and Technologies (Speaker and moderator)
Prof. Doctor António Cabeças | Department of Science and Technology and Department of Economic and Business Sciences
Professor Nancy Gomes | Department of International Relations


Free participation with mandatory registration via email




Department of Science and Technologies