The working group identifies fields of action and targeted measures for research, development and innovation in order to increase Austrian competences in technologies in reference to Industry 4.0. In order to achieve Austrian leadership, the group is pursuing the “strengthen strengths” approach. The working group will develop an RD&I Roadmap by mid-2017 which will identify Industry 4.0 – relevant research fields. Recommendations for continuous improvements of public funding instruments will also be included. Furthermore, the working group focuses on data and ICT-driven business models.