Our association was founded by companies related to the Plattform Industrie 4.0 in cooperation with the federations Bitkom, VDMA, and ZVEI. It aims at supporting the German mid-sized sector in taking a leading role in the global digitalization. As a member, you can experience and test new technologies, innovations, and business models in test centers in the environment of Industrie 4.0 and review their economic feasibility prior to their market launch. Our cooperating test centers offer an ideal environment – with minimal financial and technical risk and absolutely no competitive pressure.

Moreover, they offer the opportunity to introduce the validated results from your test projects into the standardization process. Our association collaborates with both the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Standardisation Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI4.0) in order to ensure the compatibility of competing products and solutions. The collaboration of the three organizations guarantees a responsive process of strategy and conception, testing and standardization. Our members’ test projects which generate requirements relevant for the market are our basis for the path towards Industrie 4.0.

Catalyst between theory and practice

  • Knowledge transfer into practice

  • National and international networking of companies and test labs

  • Transparency, orientation and education through individual workshops

  • Reasonable and low-risk practical tests in companies and established research institutes

  • Recommendation for action to politicians

On our way to the fourth industrial revolution