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Recent Developments in the German Industrie 4.0 – Programme: A New Platform and R&D-Project “On The Factory Shop Floor”

 

  1. New Platform Industrie 4.0

On the occasion of the Hannover Trade in April 2015, the new Platform Industrie 4.0 was launched. This platform is constituted of representatives from politics, associations, science and trade unions. Previously, the platform was only composed of industry associations: BITKOM, VDMA and ZVEI. Now, the platform is structurally reframed and also re-themed. The Platform Industry 4.0 is headed by Federal Minister of Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and leading representatives of the German Industry (Siemens, Festo, SAP, Deutsche Telekom) as well as from the IG Metall trade association, the BDI Federation of German Industry and the Fraunhofer Society. Continue reading

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