Fraunhofer Project Center for Smart Manufacturing in Shanghai

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Intercultural solutions for industrial partners in China

The Fraunhofer Project Center for Smart Manufacturing in Shanghai/Lingang is a cooperation between Fraunhofer IPA and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The Project Center researches and develops application-related solutions in the fields of production management, human-robot collaboration and Industrie 4.0.  

The collaboration aims at implementing research projects on digital transformation and smart manufacturing in the Chinese market together with industrial partners. This will be achieved through joint research activities between scientists from Germany and China. The Project Center is managed by Michael Lickefett, Head of Factory Planning and Production Management at Fraunhofer IPA, and Professor Hao Wang, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at SJTU.

The focus of the cooperation is on establishing a demonstrator environment. This serves as a research and application center for topics relating to Industrie 4.0. Companies can use it as a test environment for their own projects, or for joint research and development projects.

The Project Center supports companies which are active in the Chinese market and would like to implement innovative projects on the following future subjects:

  • Smart Factory
  • Digital Shadow
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Digital Business Models

Develop your own Industrie 4.0 solutions with us using one of the following project formats:  

  • Strategic Cooperations in the form of a Lab
  • Project-based Assignments
  • Test Environments
  • Industrie 4.0 Training Programs


Chinese News Agency Xinhua / 27.3.2019

Fraunhofer research center established in Shanghai

Press Information

'A virtual experience of future manufacturing'


Ocean Science and Technology Plaza
No. 399, Haiyang 1st Road
Pudong, Shanghai
PR China

GPS-Coordinates: 30°52'27.0"N 121°54'56.8"E

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