Project partners
Seven project partners from research and industry work together in this project and bring different perspectives to the consortium through their different expertises.
The FZI Research Center for Information Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. The FZI is the IT innovation hub in Baden-Württemberg. Application research with reliable knowledge and technology transfer is the core business and competence of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology.

The University of Karlsruhe is involved through two of its institutes. On the one hand is the Institute for Material Handling and Logistics (IFL), whose fields of research can be divided into the Networking, Factories and Machines layers. On the other hand the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) is involved, a globally leading service institute for Digital Service Systems. KSRI is a pioneer in the development of innovative concepts, methods and technologies.

IFL-Website und KSRI-Website
BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH was founded in 1981, and is therefore the oldest affiliated institute of the University of Excellence of Bremen. It is one of the most internationally renowned research institutes in Germany.The engineering institute is committed to basic research as well as to application-oriented research, performs industrial contract research and is active in national and European research associations. Through its interdisciplinary work and international focus, BIBA is excellently positioned for the future.

Bosch ist one of the world's leading international providers of technology and services. The activities are split in four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods sowie Energy and Building Technology. As leading provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Smart City, Connected Mobility und Industry 4.0.

TRUMPF is committed to further developing production technology and shape it to be efficient, precise, future-proof, and networked. TRUMPF is market and technology leader in machine tools and lasers for industrial manufacturing and work with their innovations in almost every sector. Their software solutions pave the way to the Smart Factory, enabling to implement high-tech processes in industrial electronics.

Transport Betz is an internationally active group of companies that is active in both transportation and logistics.Transport Betz takes over the shipments and guarantees with sophisticated procedures and processes the reliable execution of the transports and shipment of the products. Together with its customers Transport Betz develops tailor-made logistics solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into the customer's business processes.

Transport Betz-Website (in German)
Bedrunka+Hirth has been manufacturing equipment for the industry, trade and service sectors for over 40 years. The company develops products according to the most modern criteria. Only high-quality steel sheets and steel pipes are used to meet the highest requirements and withstand high loads. This supports customers in optimising their added value in the areas of production, assembly and service.

Bedrunka+Hirth-Website (in German)