A great opportunity to face Digital Transformation in a real way.
An opportunity that, for once, is funded.
The 4.0 Training Bonus is a measure of the MiSE, which is paid in the form of a Tax Credit, and provides for discounts of up to 60% on the expenses incurred for staff training.
Let's analyze the objective declared by the Put:
"Stimulate the investments of companies in the training of personnel in the subjects relating to the relevant technologies for the process of technological and digital transformation of companies envisaged by Transition Plan 4.0, so-called enabling technologies".
But the real objective of this measure is not only to favor the direct development of the skills of Companies and StartUps in terms of innovation, technology and digitalization, therefore business digitization.
Before this final step, the less direct but certainly more urgent and preparatory goal to achieve it is to ensure that in companies, especially SMEs, the basic notions necessary to create a awareness of the usefulness of technological advancement.
What must be clear is that tax incentives, which are always welcome, must however allow for really train internal resources, developing their skills also in a transversal and medium-long term horizon, and through a careful planning of the innovation process.
It is no coincidence that the training activity cannot be generalist, but must necessarily involve specific business areas, such as IT, sales and marketing, production techniques and technologies.
Not only. Between the enabling technologies some categories have been specifically identified, which at least in the intention should be constantly updated by the legislator, adapting them to the rapid technological development inherent in their nature:
- Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
- Additive Manufacturing
- Augmented Reality:
- Horizontal / Vertical Integration
- Industrial Internet
- Cloud & Fog Computing
- Cyber Security
- Big Data & Analytics
- Internet of Things
Training will therefore have to focus on interconnected and programmable collaborative robots, on the use of 3D printers, on augmented reality to support production processes, on optimization and multidirectional communication of processes, on integration and data management, on new logistics systems, and on all issues related to Security, Privacy and business ethics related to new technologies.