The working group’s ambition for the next five years is to speed up the sector as a whole on the themes of data licensing and AI. That is done by developing a vision and strategy for everyday challenges, by achieving benefits through coordination of various initiatives and by approaching the central government as a partner and co-investor in a joint implementation plan. The working group will elaborate on its vision and strategy along the axes of substantive sectors and common challenges in an implementation plan.
The most important application areas are Smart transport (Smart Shipping & Smart Mobility), Supply chain optimisation (Smart Logistics), Asset management, Manufacturing (Smart Manufacturing) and Energy & Sustainability.
The common challenges here are:
- Cross-chain collaboration: in digitisation, cooperation across the borders of existing organisations is crucial to be impactful;
- Baseline IT & Digital: organisations that want to use AI as technology must have reached a certain baseline level when it comes to their internal IT infrastructure and knowledge;
- Human capital: talent is needed for the implementation of AI and the underlying infrastructure.
Within the implementation plan, initiatives of great importance to the entire Dutch port/maritime sector are heavily supported and developed into public-private investment propositions.