International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production – Production Systems and Value Chains of Industrie 4.0



ICNAP offers a unique proposition. Here you can find out what you can expect as a member of the community.

Our Topics

Industry 4.0 is a well-known term which can include many topics. Find out here which precise topics we are working on.


2023 Study Report

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At ICNAP we are working on many diverse projects. Get an overview of concrete results of our work.

ICNAP Explorer

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About Us

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Meeting the challenges of digitalization and developing solutions for networked, adaptive production: that is the goal of The International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production (ICNAP), a renowned industry community and the three Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT, for Laser Technology ILT and for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME. Find out what defines our community, what services we offer to our partners and what specific topics we are working on.

Research and Develop Industry 4.0 Technologies for Advanced Value Chains Together

The International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production (ICNAP) is the result of an initiative of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with intensive support from industry, which was launched in Aachen at the end of 2016 as the Fraunhofer Performance Center "Networked, Adaptive Production".

The task of the performance center was to design an open research platform and test environment for industry, in which new concepts of digitized production and their transfer to the industry can be researched and tested under practical conditions.

The ICNAP emerged from this initiative and is furthering the cooperation on industrial projects. This means that other companies can now also benefit from the work of the performance center as partners within the community.

How can I become a member of ICNAP?

We are always looking for new members and therefore open for any contact. Become active and use the contact options to talk to us directly about joining the ICNAP community. We will be happy to enter into an exchange with you about concrete potentials for you and your company.


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Alexander Kies M.Sc.

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 8904-498

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