Industry 4.0 – a topic BIBA deals with for more than 20 years

For much more than 20 years, BIBA has been exploring what is understood today as “Industry 4.0” – the technological and organisational challenges, as well as the opportunities presented by the digitalisation of logistics and production processes and how human beings fit into these processes.

In addition, BIBA has initiated and led the collaborative research centre “Autonomous control of logistical processes” (CRC 637) by the German Research Foundation at the University of Bremen, developed control processes and cyber-physical systems, and incorporated the research results into a wide range of numerous applications in cooperation with partners from industry. BIBA has set a clear course in the development of “Industry 4.0” and is still helping to shape development.

BIBA Competences in Industry 4.0

  • Since 2005, the LogDynamicsLab – Application Centre for Technologies in Logistics of the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) at the University of Bremen, which is hosted at BIBA, researches application of key information and communication technologies to optimise production and logistics processes and in this context implements prototypical or demonstration solutions.
  • Since 2015, the Industry 4.0-Competence and Transfer Centre at BIBA, which was established within the framework of the collaborative research project „CyProS – Cyber Physical Production Systems“ presents the results of projects and activities in the context of Industry 4.0 and implements them together with partners from industry and logistics.

  • The IoTFabLab at BIBA cooperates with various technology providers in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things since 2016. The laboratory provides all the resources necessary for work in industrial and research projects as well as in teaching: from RFID, sensors, and programmable logic controllers to single-board computers and wearable computing systems to a comprehensive IT infrastructure for the collection, processing and visualization of data.
  • In 2016, BIBA established its “Factory of Expertise on Autonomous Control in Production und Logistics” as part of the „Mit uns digital!“ Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Hannover. This Factory of Expertise offers free services to small and medium sized enterprises (SME) coping with digital logistics and Industry 4.0. These free services include demonstration activities, training courses for employees as well as dialogue workshops.

  • Industry 4.0 Test Environments for SME is a funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the aim of testing and optimizing product ideas or prototypes as practically as possible as well as experimenting with new business ideas. The BIBA with its laboratories is registered as a Testbed for this program since 2016.

Events:
Digitalisierung in Unternehmen
28. September 2017, Bremen
34th International Supply Chain Conference
25th - 27th of October 2017, Berlin
Training Course 'Mit uns digital!'
20th November 2017, Bremen
LDIC 2018
20th-22nd of Februar 2018, Bremen

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