In the global new industrial revolution, in order to revitalize the industry, the industrial powers such as the United States, Germany, and Japan have laid out the industrial Internet, and promoted the innovation of production relations and production relations through a new generation of information technology to seize the commanding heights of industrial competition.
The government has strengthened the top-level design of the industrial Internet. The major industrial countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and France have actively deployed the industrial Internet, and have issued national development strategies. The government supports technology funds, innovation centers, research institutions, etc. to lead the industrial Internet through investment projects, research subsidies, and tax incentives. Development, promote the industrial Internet from the concept of exploration into the industrial practice.
Industry organizations work together around the Industrial Internet. The industrial alliance gathers the superior resources of the member units, promotes the collaborative innovation of production, education and research, and makes the transformation of results and the connection between the members more efficient. It is an important driving force for the development of the industrial Internet. The German Industry 4.0 platform is initiated by the German Federation of Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association, etc. The association is responsible for the promotion of technology and ideas. The research institute is responsible for technology development, standard setting and personnel training, and is provided by large manufacturing companies such as Volkswagen and Siemens. Technology and solutions, SMEs participate in innovative R&D and share innovations in a joint way. The US Industrial Internet Alliance was jointly launched by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel. Currently, there are 210 member units supporting 26 test beds such as edge gateways and industrial Internet platforms.
Enterprises actively invest in research and development and application. Enterprises are the main force in the development of industrial Internet. Manufacturing companies, automation companies, and IT companies all actively participate in the construction and promotion of industrial Internet. Under the pressure of huge digital transformation, the old industrial enterprises GE and Siemens took the lead in promoting the development of industrial Internet, followed by Schneider and ABB. IT companies such as Microsoft and PTC have also taken advantage of their advantages in software services and platform construction. At the same time, a number of start-ups such as Ayla, Flutura, Maana, and QiO have emerged in the industrial Internet field. They have leveraged the advantages of next-generation information technology such as the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence to invest in mergers and acquisitions, strategic cooperation, and alliances. Other ways to enhance competitive advantage and promote the development of industrial Internet innovation.