|Project title||Industry 4.0 Competence Center Hanover ("Mit uns digital!")|
|Project duration||01.12.2015 – 30.11.2020|
The "Industry 4.0 Competence Center" is sponsored through a national initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The main objective of these competence centers is to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the development and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. The "Competence Center Hanover" is led by the IPH in cooperation with the research institutes incorporated in the Hanover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover. Since the competence centers are structured on a regional basis across Germany, the "Competence Center Hanover" focuses on SMEs located in Lower Saxony. For this purpose the competence center cooperates with regional partners (industrial and scientific) and with other centers.
- 23.06.2020, 09:00 h - 17:00 h
- IPH - Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH, Hollerithallee 6, 30419 Hannover
- 24.02.2016, 11:00 h - 14:00 h
- Produktionstechnisches Zentrum Hannover (PZH), An der Universität 2, 30823 Garbsen
- Deadline for registration: 14.02.2016
- 07.01.2016, 16:00 h - 17:30 h
- IPH – Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH, Hollerithallee 6, 30419 Hannover
Publications about the project
Thanks to digital assistants, even low-skilled workers can perform complex tasks - the example of SCHUBS GmbH shows this. The company manufactures customized control cabinets and is an important employer for people with disabilities. Schubs would like to introduce a digital assistance system so that they can take on more responsible tasks in the future. The Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center Hanover developed the demonstrator for this.
assistance systems, digitization
The digitization of processes and the networking of systems is a major challenge for many small businesses. In addition to traditional production companies, the transition to Industry 4.0 is increasingly affecting branches that have not been adequately considered as users for smart technologies and IoT. Modern horse stables manage complex feed schedules, track movement data, analyze temperatures and other parameters or monitor electric fences. So far, there is no instrument to control all of these demanding and complex processes efficiently and easily. Ludwig und Partner Reitanlagen and the Mittelstand 4.0 competence center in Hanover worked together to develop a concept for the low-threshold networking of such facilities. This is intended to make digitization opportunities more accessible and to ensure economic operation.
digitization, Internet of Things, IoT, networking, retrofit
Since 2015 the Mittelstand 4.0 Centre of Excellence "Mit uns digital!" informs SMEs in Lower Saxony and Bremen about the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation. Now the funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs was renewed.
digitalization, industry 4.0, SMEs
A bus rebuilt as factory is presently touring across Lower Saxony and Bremen. The goal: getting small enterprises informed on Industry 4.0. The free roadshows are organized by "Mit uns digital!". Until the end of 2017, there will be another eleven tours.
industry 4.0, digitalization, SMEs
Online monitoring of production processes, digital factory planning, additive manufacturing – "Mit uns digital!" offers these workshops for free to specialists and executives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The digitalization campaign is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany.
production technology, digitalization, industry 4.0
Free information around the topic Industry 4.0 is offered by “Mit uns digital! Das Zentrum für Niedersachsen und Bremen“ (literally translated as: Go digital with the Centre for Lower Saxony and Bremen!). The experts provide trainings for specialists and executive managers and support them when implementing their digitalization projects.
industry 4.0, digitalization, training
Despite the high economic potential, only a few companies in Lower Saxony have implemented Industry 4.0 approaches so far. Therefore a new Industry 4.0 Competence Center is introduced in this article. The Center supports companies in Lower Saxony on their way to Industry 4.0 with a wide range of services. As part of a national initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics the Competence Center’s objective is to significantly increase the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions within the next three years.
industry 4.0, competence center, digitalization
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy appointed five centres to help support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 know-how. The joint proposal of PZH and IPH is the one which will be put into practice first. What is the benefit for craft and SMEs?
industry 4.0, digitalization, SMEs