The profound application and use of information technologies by Industry 4.0...
...leads as consistent digitalisation to significant changes in industrial value added.
The German economy must quickly implement new production concepts from Industry 4.0. This is the only way to secure competitive advantages. The transformation to digital value creation poses major challenges for SMEs in particular. At the same time, SMEs with their agile organisational structures offer enormous potential for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0.
For the transformation into digital value creation the necessary know-how is not or not yet available in some SMEs. The Research Cluster Industry 4.0 of the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts therefore deals with essential questions for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in these companies and supports them in joint research projects.
Behind the activities of the research cluster stands an interdisciplinary team of twelve professors and associated research assistants from Faculty I - Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty II – Mechanical and Bioprocess Engineering and Faculty IV – Business and Computer Science. In cooperation with SMEs, implementation projects are applied for with various project sponsors in order to introduce and implement the important aspects of Industry 4.0 in these companies.