The Industry 4.0 Program is an initiative of the Portuguese Government with the main objective of accelerating the adoption of industry 4.0 by the business community. Since April 2016 about 120 companies and entities have proposed a set of recommendations for this accelerated adoption. In January 2017, the Prime Minister, António Costa, announced a national strategy for Industry 4.0, an action plan consisting of 64 measures, both public and private. It is estimated that they will have an impact on more than 50,000 companies operating in Portugal and, in an initial phase, will allow to requalify and train in digital competencies more than 20,000 workers. Under these measures it is expected to be injected into the Portuguese economy up to 4.5 billion euros investment over the next four years. Many of these measures are already being implemented by various stakeholders.
COTEC Portugal is the entity responsible for monitoring the implementation of the measures and also for their updating, since the digital contexts change at a great speed.