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.

Industrie 4.0 for your company

The ICNAP community aims to find more flexible and efficient ways of designing sophisticated value chains for the manufacturing of complex and customized products. We do not believe that the development and improvement of production technology as such represents our main challenge: this is the brief or our three existing institutes which already cover a wide range of technologies. ICNAP has instead been set up to demonstrate and to validate the potential benefits of digitalization and research cooperation for a wide range of technology products, production processes and corporate networks.

The digitalization and networking of individual items of technological equipment or even entire biotechnology facilities, of data streams, data formats, data standards and interfaces creates the space in which ICNAP can operate as a mediator between different dimensions: the real world of components, tools and machinery and the virtual world of process data and component specs.

Production Companies – High Potential of Networked, Adaptive Production!

Experience in our community, how digitalization at your company can be realized, starting with data acquisition, over data analytics to an adaptive production control

Exchange knowledge with companies of various sectors and sizes as well as with different Industrie 4.0 maturity levels

Find the perfect enabler to realize a networked, adaptive production in your company


Enabler – Establish Your Company in the Manufacturing Sector

Establish your company in the manufacturing sector, which is one of the largest in the world and will be growing in the future

Learn how to handle production data

Present your soft- and hardware solutions for networked, adaptive production to potential customers


The ways for cour company to benefit from the ICNAP developments

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

Seize the opportunity: Join the ICNAP Community

Your membership in our exclusive moderated research community will provide you with access to the latest research results and sophisticated technology infrastructures. Community membership enables you to conduct joint as well as individual research projects with or without the involvement of other ICNAP partners.

Take part: Initiate new projects with your fellow community members

You are free to use the results of the ICNAP research and development projects either in conjunction with other partners or exclusively for your own company. You can test your own IT solutions in the existing ICNAP pilot lines, expanding the performance range of the test environment. It is also possible, however, to create additional pilot lines that are customized to your specific needs and requirements.

Take action: Start your own corporate projects

ICNAP developments may also be individually realized and implemented in your company. You are free to base any such project on insights and developments of the ICNAP that can be customized – by us and other technology providers from the community – to the specific needs and requirements of your business.