Uniting the physical and digital world for a more sustainable future

As a society we have surpassed the point where the world’s resources can cater to our needs. And we get further away from rectifying this situation every day, as challenging conditions make it increasingly difficult to meet a growing population’s requirements for space, food, energy and materials.

To reverse this situation, and meet the targets our governments have put in place, we need to embrace technology – building collaborative digital infrastructures that help create a more efficient and sustainable physical reality.

But individual efforts won’t be enough. To build a truly sustainable tomorrow, our world needs widescale societal change, and a holistic approach to digitisation that transcends both industries and international borders.

A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR EUROPE ENABLED BY DIGITAL TWINS

In this whitepaper supported by Royal HaskoningDHV, Bart Brink and Jaron Weishut look at the potential of the latest digital technologies to create more sustainable, efficient and healthy global environments that offer safety and security to their citizens. By taking a closer look at the inefficiencies in our current society that could prevent us from achieving this goal, the paper outlines some of the changes we need to make, together, to remedy the situation.

Using existing examples from across Europe, and focusing on the Netherlands as an exemplar for change, the paper explores the importance of integrating digital initiatives, sharing data and creating a universal digital twin that can benefit both individual parties and society as a whole.

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The authors

 
 

"Society needs a single digital truth to describe the physical world we live in. A truth that ensures the reliability of representations and allows us to trust them as a basis for collaboration and decision-making in a world in transition. The only way to do this is with a Universal Digital Twin."

Bart Brink
Global Business Director Digital Twin 
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"The integration of the physical and the digital world creates huge potential for a positive future. We now have the technological capabilities needed to generate insights we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. However, to stand any chance, we need better connections between vision and initiatives at all levels."

Jaron Weishut
Independent Consultant and Founder at Nexero 
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