Application Center Industrie 4.0

Applikationszentrum Industrie 4.0
© Universität Stuttgart IFF/ Fraunhofer IPA, Rainer Bez


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. 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.



Award "100 Places for Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg"

The Application Center Industrie 4.0 has been awarded the prize of the competition "100 Places for Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg".


Strategic cooperations


Project based assignment


Test environment

Learn more about Industrie 4.0 with us:


Public open day


Individual transfer workshop (including tour)

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

Current hurdles and concrete requirements

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

The study is downloadable free of charge here (only in German).