BIBA – Research for Production and Logistics

Research and teaching for production and logistics: over the decades, BIBA has repeatedly set new standards in this field. As the oldest affiliated institute of the University of Bremen, and co-founder of the university's faculty for Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering – BIBA traditionally works in close cooperation with the university.

Since its foundation in 1981, BIBA has been a symbol of pioneering ideas and projects, application-oriented teaching and cooperation across disciplines, institutions, companies and countries. It carries out fundamental research as well as R&D projects, and translates the results of its research work into industrial practice.

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Our Objectives

A comprehensive and holistic approach to production and logistics constitutes the basis for BIBA’s research activities. The work is focused both on a product- and a process-oriented point of view. While this differentiation is reflected by the two research areas of the institute, in general, BIBA’s work is interdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries between the two areas.


Our Services

In order to fulfill research and teaching requirements as well as its social responsibilities, BIBA has taken on numerous responsibilities and offers a wide range of services. Science and economy, young engineers, cooperation partners and clients as well as the society and the environment – they all benefit from BIBA’s comprehensive range of services. Please find below an overview of the most important services offered by BIBA.


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From demonstration platform and high-tech laboratory to transfer centre and graduate college – the BIBA infrastructure aids not only research, but also teaching and business. We support knowledge sharing with these facilities.


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Depending on the number and scope of research and development projects, there are between 120 and 160 people working at BIBA at any given time. BIBA's researchers originate primarily from production engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, as well as computer science and associated disciplines. Moreover, visiting scientists regularly come from all over the world to work with BIBA and get involved in its projects.

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We are always on the lookout for strong additions to our teams – whether that be in research, the technical field, administration or other types of work.

You will find our current vacancies listed below.


Successful research does not take place in the ivory tower, but is based on cooperation and enriched by participation in networks. Against this background, the BIBA is well connected: it is involved in scientific associations and industry associations, at national and international level.

Below you will find the list of our current memberships.

AI for Lean IoT
August 8, 2024, Oldenburg
BIBA auf der SMM 2024
September 3-6, 2024, Hamburg
How Can Production and Logistics Be Truly “Green”?
September 9, 2024, BIBA, Bremen
Transparent Supply Chains in Logistics
September 18, 2024, online
September 19-20, 2024, Bremerhaven

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