Networked, Adaptive Production

International Community for the Development of Applications and Technologies in Industrie 4.0

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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 renowned industrial partners in the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Produktion (ICNAP).


"Networked, adaptive production – International community for the development of applications and technologies in Industrie 4.0"


There are three ways in which you can benefit from our developments  

Collaborative R&D

Working groups are formed annually for the development fields and R&D projects are carried out jointly.

Areas for Development

From Data Acquisition to a Digital Business Model 

Examples of the

Our examples of application of networked, adaptive production

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.


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Dipl.-Ing. Karl Lossie

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

Phone +49 241 8904-299

Fax +49 241 8904-6299