BIBA Portrait

BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH was founded in 1981, and is therefore the oldest affiliated institute of the University of Bremen. It is one of the most internationally renowned research institutes in Germany. It has approximately 150 employees who are working in close collaboration with the university’s faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering. Most of the BIBA employees have a production engineering, industrial engineering or informatics background or are working in related areas of expertise.


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Organizational Structure

The scientists at BIBA carry out research in the two divisions:

  • “Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems (IPS)”, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag
  • “ICT applications for production” (IKAP), headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Klaus-Dieter Thoben

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History of BIBA

BIBA now has a history spanning 35 diverse and successful years, during which it quickly carved out a firm position for itself among the scientific community – at times with unconventional ideas – and it continues to affirm and strengthen this position to this day. Research conducted at BIBA today is characterised by its integrative, process-oriented view of product development, production, logistics and operation along the entire value chain, in combination with new information and communication technologies.


Supply Chain Day
April 18, 2024, BIBA, Bremen
Girls‘Day im BIBA
April 25, 2024, BIBA, Bremen
Hackathon "Human-Robot Interaction"
April 25 and 26, 2024, BIBA, Bremen
AI for Lean IoT
April 30, 2024, BIBA, Bremen
AI for Lean IoT
June 7, 2024, online

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