Application Center Industrie 4.0

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Practicable solutions for industrial partners

The Application Center Industrie 4.0 is an innovation environment that belongs to Fraunhofer IPA. It is used to conduct research on Industrie 4.0 applications, as well as to further develop them to meet requirements.  Companies may use the center as a testing environment for their own projects, or for joint research and development projects. Today’s demonstrators are already showing how cyber-physical systems can be implemented in manufacturing. Some of the showcases are summarized below in the download area. Generative manufacturing technologies and real-time simulations are also demonstrated. 

The Application Center Industrie 4.0 pursues the following objectives:

  • To establish Industrie 4.0 in small and medium-sized enterprises
  • To conduct joint research on showcases and scenarios
  • To develop and test needs-based solutions
  • To transmit knowledge via workshops and seminars

Fraunhofer IPA is always searching for companies to realize innovative projects. The scientists from IPA also have extensive knowledge in selecting suitable funding possibilities and projects formats. 

The Application Center Industrie 4.0 receives funding from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Housing.

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We offer the following tours around the Application Center Industrie 4.0:


Find out more! Our advanced training program concerning the Application Center Industrie 4.0:

Industrie 4.0 study: fields of development for medium-sized companies

Current hurdles and concrete requirements

Editor: Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl

Authors: Dipl.-Ing. Felix Georg Müller, Markus Bressner M.Sc., David Görzig MBE and Thomas Röber B.Sc. Fraunhofer IPA

The study is available free of charge from