Not only can members of the ICNAP Community help to shape development projects and the topics they address; they can also network with other Industrie 4.0 innovators or exchange ideas and views with companies, engineers and scientists at the IT-production technology interface. Parallel to this, they can participate in studies and work groups to discuss and work through selected topics together. Members are granted access to test data obtained in the course of ICNAP projects and are kept up to date on the latest developments via newsletters. They can take part in workshops, seminars and annual community meetings or source new partners via an exclusive portal. ICNAP also hosts an annual hackathon, which draws on the combined creative potential that exists in and around the RWTH Aachen Campus for the development work: students and graduates take on the latest challenges facing Industrie 4.0 and demonstrate their skills by completing practice-based programming tasks in an actual manufacturing environment.