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Technical Journal, Vol.10 No.3-4 December 2016. -

Key enabling technologies KET are often crucial technological prerequisites for the advances in the production processes and product quality. They are expected to impact the existing technologies by expanding their usefulness, to enable new technological approaches and to trigger wider applications in a number of industries. Enabling technologies often have no direct easily recognizable connection with the applications, which makes it difficult to even determine the relevant impact categories. In order to stay competitive, Europe has built a fund for enhancing the usage and production of KET 1. Since these technologies are new and their impact on the industry is still not easily identified, more research is needed. A literature review revealed many obstacles in the KET-related manufacturing, which is why in depth interviews with companies are needed. A survey research was conducted in Croatia on the level of the adoption of KET, followed by a workshop with companies that use KET in order to identify the problems they came across during the implementation.

key enabling technologies; KET; transfer of technologies; European manufacturing; survey; implementation problems



Author: Jasna Prester - ; Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Petra Jung Erceg - ; Fraunhofer-Instit

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