Application-oriented research Berlin is a city of science and research where you can find the right partner for every type of R&D project. This is ideal for those who are venturing into complex projects in the context of Industrie 4.0. The four closely cooperating Fraunhofer Institutes, among others, centralize this expertise. Together with the four universities and numerous colleges and research institutions they cover a broad spectrum of topics. Advanced networking Private and public initiatives connect established businesses, the startup scene and science in Berlin on all topics revolving around Industrie 4.0. The digital networking performance center from the four Berlin Fraun hofer Institutes creates an ecosystem for rapidly transferring research results into innovative products. Berlin Partner coordinates the expertise network for Industrie 4.0, which informs companies about the opportunities and requirements while also supporting the development and implementation of individual solutions. The SIBB Forum for Industrie 4.0 and the Digital Economy Lab 4.0 from UVB provide forums for exchange spanning various business sectors on the topic of business applications. The Berlin CityLab, initiated by Berlin’s Senate Chancellery, de- »Our team researches practical applications in the robotics laboratory for applying key Industrie 4.0 technologies. Currently, engineering concepts are being conducted within numerous projects to investigate practical application when using service-oriented architectures during the migration of existing inventory systems in order to prepare them for the production of ever smaller and more individual batch sizes. Assistance systems support the user, so that the system operation is even simpler, more intuitive and safer despite their growing complexity.« Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Schäfer Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin – University of Applied Sciences »In the development and implementation of our solutions, VIRTENIO has benefited from the location in Berlin and also from the large pool of skilled labor coming from the local universities, since it was founded. Above all, Berlin provides the optimal conditions for startups – from startup support and startup funding to recognition of young entrepreneurs in politics and the media. In short, in our view, Berlin is THE location for startups in Germany – if not Europe.« Thomas Henn Head of Business Administration and co-founder Virtenio GmbH velops application-oriented solutions on the topics of digitization and Smart City. Clear policies A sustainable, modern and clean industry is the engine behind Berlin’s economy and the basis for the region’s economic competitiveness. Therefore, the regional government pursues the Industrial Master Plan for Berlin, which sets out a clear strategy to improve the framework for the development of industrial manufacturing. The topic of digitization plays a central role. The steering committee on industrial policy is the direct responsibility of the governing Mayor of Berlin and monitors the implementation of the Industrial Master Plan. LinTech M2-Automation mention Software Mikron Berlin NC Systems OpenSynergie Osram Pepperl+Fuchs PI Informatik pi4 robotics Pikkerton Promess PSI Automotive & Industry Pumacy Technologies AG R3 – Reliable Realtime Radio Communications Relayr Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity Run24 Sablono SAP Schindler Deutschland Schleicher Electronics Sensorberg shoutr labs SKDK TEAM Automation Berlin TELCO TECH Teraki Tixi TraceWave Virtenio WG Systemhaus für IT WTG Communication Witt IndustrieElektronik Yacoub Science I Research and Development BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Berlin Big Data Center Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg ESMT, Digital Society Institute Fraunhofer FOKUS Fraunhofer HHI Fraunhofer IPK Fraunhofer IZM Freie Universität Berlin Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Project Office) Hasso Plattner Institute HTW Berlin Humboldt-Universität IFAF – Institut für angewandte Forschung Berlin Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the National Metrology Institute of Germany Technische Universität Berlin Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) TH Wildau Universität der Künste Berlin University of Potsdam Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Deciding for Berlin As a creative hot spot in Europe, Berlin is an attractive location for tech companies. Pursuing open innovation strategies, companies such as Henkel, Bayer, Bosch, Microsoft, IBM, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bahn, Cisco, E.ON and GE have chosen Berlin as the development location for their innovations, and also create and support labs, incubators and accelerators here. »We opted for Berlin because we can work together with innovative global market leaders in the industry here that we do not find in Silicon Valley in this quantity and all in one location. In this context, Berlin is the ideal location for growth with all its universities, research institutions and startups.« Dr. Bernd Heinrichs Managing Director IoE EMEAR & openBerlin Innovation Center, Cisco Systems Berlin also has an enormous pool of highly skilled labor. Harting, Endress + Hauser and Würth Elektronik eiSos, like many others, have deliberately chosen the location because they find talented minds together with a rich and diverse research landscape. In addition, Berlin has a very pronounced ICT scene. Some 6,500 IT companies with nearly 72,000 employees generate a turnover of more than ten billion euros annually. In order to increase productivity through digitization and to support development and implementation of Industrie 4.0 solutions, the State of Berlin and the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), the business development and promotion bank of Berlin, are expanding the funding offers in the digital domain and are also promoting investments for applying IT solutions and digitally networking production and services in other industries.