Research is of major importance in the context of Industrie 4.0. Its results are a leading driver in the international race of the fourth industrial revolution and thus of Germanys competitiveness as an industry site.
Norms & Standards
Standards are vital: Industrie 4.0 enables cross-company integration as well as the integration of different value-added networks. In this respect, norms and standards are crucial.
Integrated security first: In Industrie 4.0, IT security is essential for protecting the operation of company-wide manufacturing processes.
People & Work
Industrie 4.0 will lead to a lasting change of the industrial world. Thereby the task and the competence profiles of the employees as well as the design of work organization itself will change.
Production Organisation & Business Models
Not only has the mechanical and plant engineering sector a key role as a solution provider for Industrie 4.0, but it also offers great potential to increase efficiency, quality and flexibility for users. This is especially true for companies with customised production and small batch sizes.