A number of important research institution, technology cluster and industry actors are working to help make Germany’s INDUSTRIE 4.0 and SMART SERVICE WORLD vision a reality. We look at just a few of the actors helping make INDUSTRIE 4.0 a reality.

Industry-Science Research Alliance

Initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2006, the Industry-Research Alliance is an advisory group which brings together leading representatives from science and industry to accompany the High-Tech Strategy of interministerial innovation policy initiatives.

In January 2011, INDUSTRIE 4.0 was initiated as a “Future Project” of the German Federal Government by the Communication Promoters Group of the Industry-Science Research Alliance. The Industry-Science Research Alliance, in partnership with acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering), established the INDUSTRIE 4.0 Working Group co-chaired by Dr. Siegfried Dais (Robert Bosch GmbH) and Professor Henning Kagermann (acatech president and spokesperson of the Promoters Group).

The Communication Promoters Group of the Industry-Science Research Alliance (Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, acatech; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI; and Dr. Johannes Helbig, Deutsche Post AG) in cooperation with acatech published the “Securing the future of German manufacturing industry: Recommendations for implementing the strategic initiative INDUSTRIE 4.0 - Final report of the INDUSTRIE 4.0 Working Group” report supported by the BMBF in April 2013.

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