23.03.2016

Guideline Industrie 4.0 in English

The „Guideline Industrie 4.0“ is now available in English. It is intended to assist the companies in developing their own Industrie 4.0 implementations and business models.

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16.03.2016

VDMA study: “Connected digital thinking in production”

The VDMA Forum Industrie 4.0 and the Software Association are conducting the “Connected digital thinking in production” study together with the Impuls Foundation.

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24.02.2016

VDMA President presses the case for “Industrie 4.0” and TTIP in Brussels

A European single market for “Industrie 4.0” is one of VDMA’s key requirements. The association believes that mechanical engineering firms need a uniform legal framework in Europe in order to provide modern production technologies across national borders.

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19.02.2016

Industrie 4.0 in EU research programmes

Research into Industrie 4.0 has long been part of EU-funded research. The “Factories of the Future” production research programme, for example, involves calls for proposals on predictive maintenance and customised products. I4.0 topics are nevertheless also contained in the ICT programme and the “big data”, “robotics” and “5G” public-private partnerships.

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10.02.2016

VDMA study: "Industrie 4.0 Readiness"

The "Industrie 4.0 Readiness“ study of VDMA´s Stiftung IMPULS – Foundation for mechanical engineering, plant engineering, and information technology – is now available in English. The study examines where companies in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering currently stand, focusing on what motivates them and what holds them back.

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16.12.2015

VDMA: EU data protection reform is a step towards a single market for Industrie 4.0

The EU’s agreement on data protection reform is essentially a good sign for the mechanical engineering industry. On 15 December, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 Member States agreed on further harmonisation of data protection in Europe.

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Guideline Industrie 4.0 in English
VDMA study: “Connected digital thinking in production”

24.02.2016

VDMA President presses the case for “Industrie 4.0” and TT...

19.02.2016

Industrie 4.0 in EU research programmes
VDMA study: "Industrie 4.0 Readiness"
VDMA: EU data protection reform is a step towards a single...

The political framework conditions need to be right

Whether Germany as an industrial nation succeeds in turning Industrie 4.0 into a business model depends on more than just the companies – important framework conditions need to be agreed with policy-makers and society.

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