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Workplace Innovation Europe (WIE) is excited to announce the launch of BRIDGES 5.0

Workplace Innovation Europe (WIE) is excited to announce the launch of BRIDGES 5.0, an EU Horizon project focused on building synergies between digital potential and human potential to achieve better outcomes for businesses, workers, society and the planet.

Businesses need to become more sustainable, human-centric and resilient. Industry 5.0 has been developed by European policymakers and researchers as a framework to help companies and employees develop the vision, knowledge and skills required to optimise digital potential whilst making much better use of human intellect and creativity in the workplace.

Over the next four years, BRIDGES 5.0 will map the transformation of jobs in the digital economy, identify skills gaps, and set out a roadmap for learning and development – all with the active engagement of companies, policymakers and other stakeholders. Above all, BRIDGES 5.0 will focus on practical outcomes to help companies make the transition to a greener, fairer economy.

According to WIE co-founder Dr Peter Totterdill, “We’re delighted to be a partner in this ground-breaking project alongside companies and experts from diverse disciplines across Europe.

“One of our key roles will be to listen to businesses about the needs and challenges they face in adapting to digital technologies. We will also be sharing practical, evidence-based solutions, especially in helping companies to engage their workforces fully in digital innovation. 

“Over the next few months, we’ll be creating an engaged community of stakeholders on our Fresh Thinking Labs platform, building bridges between research and the practical concerns of business leaders and their employees.

“We’d be more than happy to talk to any Exeter businesses interested in discussing this vital topic.”

Contact: Dr Peter Totterdill ([email protected])


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2027 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement-101069651.