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Sinnergiak Social Innovation (UPV / EHU) participates in the European Project BEYOND 4.0 (H2020)

Sinnergiak (UPV / EHU), together with 8 other research centers and European universities, is part of the consortium that will implement the BEYOND 4.0 project (Beyond of Industry 4.0).


The aim of the project is to contribute to an inclusive Europe by analyzing the impact of new technologies on the future of jobs, business models and well-being. BEYOND 4.0 is a project with a multidisciplinary research approach.



The project is developed within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Programme within the call “Transformations01-Call Research for Inclusive Growth” and addresses the socio-economic effects of technological transformations. This call aims to develop policies and interventions for socially inclusive growth. It emphasizes the technological transformations, the knowledge and the digital economy that will shape human productivity, and that will require new models of learning and training, as well as extensive reorientations of the economic system (collaborative economy, intelligent specialization, disruptive innovations, etc.).

BEYOND 4.0 addresses the general priorities of the Work Programme H2020 (2018-2020) “Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”.


Beyond 4.0, five objectives:

  1. Provide a new scientific vision on technological transformation;
  2. Provide a new scientific vision of the strategies of companies in the process of technological transformation;
  3. Examine the impact of technological transformation of the quality, content, and distribution of work; the needs of labor competencies; education and training at work; the creation of value by companies;
  4. Identify new options for fiscal policies and welfare policies;
  5. Identify social investment approaches and tools for inclusive growth.


Expected results

The project is expected to run for 4 years.

Beyond 4.0 project has an implementation horizon of 4 years. The main expected results are:

  • Scientific understanding of the impact of the new technology;
  • Diagnostic and development tools to take advantage of technological opportunities;
  • Evidence-based support for the EU’s social and competitive policy strategy.



  • Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research – TNO –
  • University of Warwick , Institute for Employment Research
  • Technische Universität Dortmund, Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund
  • Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
  • Department of Social Sciences, University of Turku
  • CNAM – Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi et du Travail
  • University of Helsinki
  • Sinnergiak Social Innovation – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco