Cooperation projects

Visit of the Japanese delegation to Plattform Industrie 4.0’s stand within the context of the 10th German-Japanese Economic Forum during the trade fair.

Plattform Industrie 4.0 and its international alliances

Taking a joint approach to harnessing the opportunities and tackling the challenges linked to digitalisation is what guides Plattform Industrie 4.0. In numerous bilateral and multilateral cooperations, the Plattform tackles future-oriented questions and contributes to international debates on the digital transformation of production. Here you will find an overview of the existing international cooperations.

Industrial Internet Consortium

Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium have developed a roadmap to analyse how their architecture models, namely RAMI (Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0) and IIRA (Industrial Internet Reference Architecture) can work together, thus ensuring that the two systems will be interoperable in the future.

Robot Revolution Initiative

Germany and Japan are key partners when it comes to the digitalisation of industry. After a first meeting was held in Japan in February 2016, Plattform Industrie 4.0 and its Japanese partner – the Robot Revolution Initiative – have taken action and have signed a joint agreement on their future cooperation.

Alliance Industrie du Futur

After launching their cooperation at a joint conference in 2015, France’s Alliance Industrie du Futur and Plattform Industrie 4.0 decided to intensify their cooperation at the 2016 Hannover Fair. Alliance Industrie du Futur and Plattform Industrie 4.0 drafted a joint action plan.

Italy

In view of shared opportunities and challenges, the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy agreed on closer cooperation in the area of Industrie 4.0.

China

Both the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (together with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (together with the Ministry of Science and Technology) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to intensify cooperation in the area of Industrie 4.0.

Australia

The Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industry 4.0 Taskforce of the Australian Prime Minister have agreed on a closer cooperation at the Hannover Messe 2017.

Czech Republic

In October 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding on intensifying cooperation on Industrie 4.0 was signed between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO).

Cross-border networking activities

In order to promote the digitalisation of industry, the Plattform Industrie 4.0 platform is also active on a multilateral level.