Mittelstand-Digital Center Hanover

Theme Industry 4.0
Project title Mittelstand-Digital Center Hanover (Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Hannover)
Project duration 01.06.2021 – 31.05.2024
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The research project Mittelstand-Digital Center Hanover builds on the experiences of the project Industry 4.0 Competence Center Hanover ("Mit uns digital!"), which expired in 05/21. The background is the limited use of artificial intelligence (AI) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Within the framework of the project, the digitization of regional as well as supra-regional companies is to be advanced and SMEs in particular are to receive targeted support.

Specific offers have been developed for the center to facilitate companies' entry into digitization. The application-oriented support offers include entry, needs assessment, skills development, concrete digitization projects and networking of companies. The services can be used across all industries and are free of charge for companies thanks to public funding.

At the Mittelstand-Digital Center Hanover the focus is on networking and sustainability. In addition, the IPH - Institute for Integrated Production focuses particularly on AI in craft enterprises.

The aim is to promote applications of digitization and in particular artificial intelligence in SMEs and thereby strengthen profitability and future viability.


The project no. 01MF21001B is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the research programme "Mittelstand-Digital".

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