Diversity and Inclusion in Automation

Peter Kopacek, Mary Doyle-Kent, Ines Bula

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Diversity and inclusion are the vital to the long-term success of any business. In Industry 4.0 and 5.0 there is a requirement that engineering firms have the best talent to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. The best talent means offering engineering education to all members of society, including minority groups. Traditionally automation is not an engineering sector that attracts a diverse cohort. This paper looks at why science, technology engineering and math (STEM) in general, and automation in particular, flourishes when opened up to a more diverse and inclusive community and it offers insight as to how to attract this more diverse and inclusive society.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2020


  • Industry 4.0 (5.0)
  • Automation
  • Diversity Education
  • Inclusion


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