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Platform Industrie 4.0 is the world's largest network for digital transformation in the industry. The platform's experts come from business, science, politics, associations, and trade unions. Together with its partners, the platform promotes the transfer of Industrie 4.0 into business practice - especially to small and medium-sized companies. It promotes cross-border exchange to solve global challenges of digitalisation in numerous international collaborations. The stakeholders have look back on many achievements since the platform was launched in 2013 and have shaped national and international expert discussions.

The most important results of Platform Industrie 4.0 at a glance

  • Over 350 Stakeholders from more than 150 companies, associations, trade unions, science & politics are involved in the platform.
  • In 6 working groups, experts are developing concepts and recommendations for action for a networked industry.
  • Plattform Industrie 4.0 drives the formation of the DataSpace Industrie 4.0, a data space
  • GAIA-X was developed from the midst of Platform Industrie 4.0 to establish a European networked data infrastructure.
  • The platform's Taskforce on Sustainability has analyzed more than 60 company use cases of Industrie 4.0 and environmental sustainability and has published an impulse paper on the subject: Sustainable Production.
  • The reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) is a DIN standard and an international pre-standard (IEC PAS 63088). The platform brought the concept of the Asset Administration Shell into practice with pilot and collaborative projects as well as specifications.
  • Almost 400 use cases in Germany show the real progress of the digital transformation on the Industrie 4.0 map.
  • With practical examples, an analysis of impact principles and recommendations for action, the platform shows how the opportunities for data-driven business models in industry can be used.
  • The platform and its partners have published a total of over 200 expert publications.
  • The platform maintains several international cooperations: 3 multinational (G20, trilateral cooperation with France and Italy, D-A-CH cooperation with Austria and Switzerland) and 7 bilateral (Australia, China, Japan, Netherlands, Mexico, Czech Republic, USA).
  • The Platform formulates 4 solutions for 4 central challenges in IT security and works with (inter)national partners to further develop these solution approaches.
  • For 17 legal areas and 2 technologies (blockchain and AI), the Platform identifies legal challenges for Industrie 4.0 and provides recommendations for action to legislators
  • More than 20 partners show that cooperation pays off: in the Transfer Network Industrie 4.0 they pool know-how to provide even better support for SMEs.
  • With 10 application scenarios und and the 2030 Vision, the platform has made the vision of Industrie 4.0 tangible and given companies inspiration for their own digitalisation activities.
  • The restructuring of the training regulation in the metal and electrical professions was tailored to the needs of Industrie 4.0 with the support of the platform and its 4 social partner dialogs