Basque industry warns of a major shortage of engineers in the coming years. And in the IT sector, last year alone, there were 2 million unfilled jobs in Europe.
Europe aims to be the world's most modern industrial hub, where full automation and data analytics will characterise Europe's new factories and advances in artificial intelligence will create increasingly human robots.
Software development will be the key to entering the world of Industry 4.0. Siemens announced the recruitment of 8,000 software engineers this year and the European Commission has set a target of one in five euros in Europe to come from industry, compared to current 13 per cent.