Catalin Dosoftei

Technical University of Iaşi

An attentive and passionate Associate Professor of Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering, Technical University from Iași – Romania, focused on creating an attractive study environment where students can discover the knowledge of actual and new technologies.
15+ years of experience in the industrial automation field from the Romanian market, going all the way from automation engineer to General Manager in TECH-CON Company.

Researches in the direction of Industry 4.0 technologies focused on autonomous mobile robots used in the intelligent logistics field and digital twin solutions for industrial facilities and applications.

Involved in more interactions between academia and industry for a win-win situation.

11:00 - 11:45 Panel 3

Forum November 9

Are ‘smart’ sectors the future of Romanian manufacturing?  The role of digital skills 

Education should play a key role in developing digital skills in any field of activity. Modern                      world encompasses digitalization in evey corner of our life. The ‘smart’ sectors includ automotive, defense, aerospace, renewable energy and life sciences. How will development for these sectors be supported? What can be done to address the Romania’s long-standing problems in scaling up innovation? What skills  and what programs will be needed to bolster these sectors and how can the Romanian government and private sectors work to ensure the Romanian workforce is ready for the challenge?