Transfer Platform for Industry 4.0
The Universities of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Esslingen and Reutlingen support small and medium-sized companies in research and development to do with industry 4.0. To do this, they will receive start-up funding of a total of two million Euros over the next three years.
The aim is to advise small and medium-sized companies in the automobile industry, encourage model projects and offer support in the form of expertise and laboratories. Topics include, for example, challenges in networking processes and locations, communication between components that are relevant for production (Internet of Things), or data security in today’s digitalised world of work. The universities will collaborate with the Steinbeis Foundation and other partners.
At Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, the Virtual Automation Lab under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck and the Automation Technology Lab under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Kayser are involved in the transfer platform.