Plattform Industrie 4.0’s primary objective is to secure and develop Germany’s top international position in industrial manufacturing. The platform aims to promote digital structural change and to provide the consistent and reliable framework necessary for this.
Industry is both the backbone of the German economy and a strong foundation for the impending digitisation of industrial manufacturing. Industrie 4.0 will enable mass production according to individual customer requirements and lead to new business models and new perspectives for employees.
The framework for this structural change must be designed to strengthen German industry. Plattform Industrie 4.0 is tasked with drawing up relevant recommendations for action and demonstrating with example applications how industrial manufacturing can be digitized successfully in practice.
As part of its High-Tech Strategy ("Ideas. Innovation. Prosperity.") to consolidate German innovation leadership, Germany is making significant R&D investment in the Internet of Things and new services for the diverse application areas within this new connected world.
The more networked the economy becomes, the more cooperation, participation and coordination of all stakeholders is needed. The platform’s goal is therefore to develop a consistent overall understanding of Industrie 4.0 through dialogue with businesses, trade unions, science and government. To draw up relevant recommendations for action and demonstrate with example applications how industrial manufacturing can be digitised successfully in practice.
The Industrie 4.0 implementation strategy was drawn up in cooperation with industrial companies and other associations by the original platform operated by BITKOM, the VDMA and ZVEI. The report designates the core components of Industrie 4.0. The findings of the implementation strategy continue to influence the platform’s work. The implementation strategy can be found here.
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel Federal Minister of Education and Research, Professor Johanna Wanka
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