International cooperation


The role of Plattform Industrie 4.0 at European and international level

Industrie 4.0 has been recognised as a highly relevant issue, not only in Germany, but around the world. There is a wide range of international and cross-regional initiatives that drive forward Industrie 4.0 – which is why Industrie 4.0 should be looked at not only from a national, but also a European and global angle.


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 as it actively drives forward cooperation on standardisation and Industrie 4.0 at European and international level.


Industrie 4.0 – a competitive edge for Europe

Around 80 percent of all European exports are industrial products. European industry, which accounts for around 16 percent of the EU’s GDP, employs around 32 million people across more than 2 million companies. The figures show that industry is an engine for prosperity and growth in Europe.


The digitalisation of industry as a global phenomenon

The search for new industry standards for the networked manufacturing of tomorrow extends beyond the German debate and European dialogues. Many industrial regions around the world are facing similar challenges in the implementation of digitised industrial processes.


Sino-German Cooperation on Industrie 4.0

The results of the bilateral cooperation are presented during Annual Conferences on State Secretary/Vice Minister Level and annual Sino-German Symposiums on intelligent manufacturing and Interconnected Production Processes. Please find more information here.


IIoT World Tour

The IIoT World Tour brings together the cross-industry knowledge of the Industrial Internet Consortium and the manufacturing expertise of Plattform Industrie 4.0 to accelerate the digitalization of industrial production, at a rate unattainable by any single organization.