First annual meeting of the ICNAP Community

The first annual meeting took place from December 12-13, 2018 in Aachen. A review will follow shortly.

Transmitting measuring data wireless in real time

Fraunhofer in Aachen has teamed up with Ericsson to offer a unique test environment for 5G applications in industry.

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Opening of the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production

On 25 April 2018 Fraunhofer ILT, IME und IPT introduced a new community for networked, adaptive production

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High-Performance Center Networked, Adaptive Production

To find out which new approaches in information technology can lead the way towards Industrie 4.0 and which requirements must be met, is the aim of the three Aachen-based Fraunhofer institutes for Production Technology IPT, for Laser Technology ILT and for Molecular Biology and Applies Ecology IME, who are cooperating with the RWTH Aachen University and renowned industrial partners in the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Produktion (ICNAP).


ICNAP community

How to become a member of the "Networked, Adaptive Production" community.


Digital twins in product life cycles

Extended product data models accelerate accelerating process development and process optimization in the production of prototypes as well as large series.


Predictive analytics for adaptive process chains

Digital assistance systems and simulations for a more profound understanding of the processes and predictive analytics.


Big data analytics in complex production

From analyses of large data volumes to predictive models of optimum production processes.


Edge computing and cloud technologies in smart manufacturing networks


5G data transmission in production systems

A joint effort to explore and develop Industrie 4.0 technologies for sophisticated value chains

The ICNAP was established through a joint initiative of the government in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with active support from German industry. Founded in late 2016 as the Fraunhofer High-Performance Center for “Networked, Adaptive Production” in Aachen, it was provided with a three-year budget of 6.4 million euros with a view to designing an open research platform and industrial test environment in which innovative approaches of digital production could be developed and evaluated under realistic conditions. Several leading IT system providers, equipment manufacturers and industrial corporations have already committed themselves to the future of the joint venture.