Current topics

Waterfront view of Singapore


The IIoT World Tour of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has made a stop in Singapore, which brought together industry leaders from both organizations and local organizations to accelerate the digitalization of industrial production.

Digital Gipfel: Die Plattform Industrie 4.0 zu Besuch in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar

Strengthening Germany as the number 1 country for Industry 4.0 – Plattform Industrie 4.0 presents ten-point plan at the Digital Summit

Industry 4.0 has become a driving force for the German economy. At the inter-national level, Germany has taken on a leading role. In order to strengthen this position, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Brigitte Zypries, Member of the Executive Board of Telekom Reinhard Clemens, Member of the Executive Board of SAP Bernd Leukert and other high-ranking representatives of Plattform Industrie 4.0 presented a ten-point plan at the Digital Summit.

Screenshot of the map of use cases

Map of German Industrie 4.0 use cases now available in English

The map shows the locations where Industrie 4.0 is already in practical use in Germany - each pin indicting one use case.

At the Hanover Fair 2017, the leading minds of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 present the results and objectives of the platform - in the middle: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries.

Significant. Connected. Practical - the HM 2017

Economic Affairs Minister Zypries, State Secretary for Economic Affairs Machnig, Secretary of State for Research Dr. Schütte, SAP Executive Board Member Leukert and other leading heads of Plattform Industrie 4.0 are presenting the platform’s results and recommendations at the Hannover Messe trade fair.


Activities and participation

The implementation of the "Vision Industrie 4.0 " is still in its infancy. Suppliers and users in Germany now have the chance to participate actively in directing the development.


Plattform Industrie 4.0 is the largest Industrie 4.0 network

With over 250 participants from more than 100 organisations, Plattform Industrie 4.0 is the largest and most diverse Industrie 4.0 network worldwide. Even at this early stage, Plattform Industrie 4.0 in its current form is a model for many other countries.


Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium

Representatives of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium have agreed on a cooperation. It includes, inter alia, future interoperability of the systems and the use of common testbeds.


Shared action plan

Germany and France are important partners in the field of digitization. Both countries have launched initiatives to further promote the competitiveness of manufacturing industries: the German "Plattform Industrie 4.0" and the French "Alliance Industrie du Futur" have now agreed to join forces in a shared action plan.

The background to Plattform Industrie 4.0

What is Industrie 4.0?

Opportunities and challenges

Opportunities presented by Industrie 4.0

Promoting the digitisation of industry through dialogue

Areas of action

Online Library

The online library of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 is a constantly growing collection of knowledge of all topics of Industrie 4.0. It contains all the work of the working groups of the platform, but also strategy papers of the Federal Government and studies of our partners.

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