Events of the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production

  • Teams / March 20, 2024 - March 21, 2024

    Spring Meeting

    For our Spring Meeting we have planned two days of online activities for our community members. We will be discussing exclusive updates, insights, and deep dives into our recently started studies!

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  • tba / June 19, 2024 - June 20, 2024

    Summer Meeting

    We are excited to announce that this year's Summer Meeting will once again be hosted by one of our partners! The host will be announced soon.

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  • INC Invention Center / July 12, 2024 - July 13, 2024

    #hackingforfuture – Creating the Next Generation Production!

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    Look forward to a varied weekend full of challenges, networking and exciting insights into our work. Together with our staff and our partners from the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production, you will face the challenges of Industrie 4.0 in a real manufacturing environment and use your coding knowledge, technical skill and team spirit to solve them.

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  • Teams / September 24, 2024 - September 25, 2024

    Autumn Meeting 2024

    At our Autumn Meeting we will give our community members and exclusive insight into our activities throughout the year! The Autumn Meeting will be held online and is open to community members only.

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  • Aachen / December 03, 2024 - December 04, 2024

    Save the Date: 7th Annual Meeting

    As always, the biggest meeting of the year is our communities Annual Meeting in Aachen, where we end the year with two days of in-depth discussions of our research activities, delving into results and strategizing for the upcoming year.

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Last Events


Study Kick-Off Meeting

Our two-day kick-off this week set the stage for an eventful year of research. Inspiring discussions, insightful feedback, and a shared commitment to making the most of the upcoming 5 new studies.

The topics of the studies cover a wide range: from AI to IT security, digital twin and dark factory. Promising results are expected!


Sixth Annual Meeting of the ICNAP Community

At the last Annual Meeting of our ICNAP community we had exciting workshops around the topic of Industry 4.0 and concluded the five annual studies of that year. The whole ICNAP community met in Aachen to be immersed in a wide spectrum of cutting-edge topics in digitalization. Highlights were the keynote speeches from Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation, and Yves Paindaveine, standardization expert from the Eruopean Commission. 


Digital Twin & Articifial Intellegence Workshops


On November 15th, we held two workshops relating to current ICNAP studies at Georg Fischer Machining Solutions in Biel. First, André Gilerson lead a workshop on the topic of "The Digital Twin Demonstrator - Bringing the Concept to Life". In our second workshop, Jan Hendrik Hellmich explored the topic "Industrialization of Aritifical Intelligence in Production". These two interactive workshops provided great insights into the work done in both studies over the past year.


Second Milestone Meeting - Summer Meeting

The second Milestone Meeting was hosted in Munich by our partner MTU on the 20th and 21st of June. Here, community members enjoyed unique agenda items, such as an exlusive tour of the MTU museum. The two days were packed with presentations on the interim results of our current research projects and engaging discussions.



Over two days we attended this year's AWK (Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen Kolloqium). Those days were filled with insightful presentations, talks, and valuable opportunities to meet and interact with top-class experts from across the industry.

Empower Green Production - that was the topic of this year's AWK and that is also the key topic we want to focus on together in our community by jointly pushing forward digitalization in production. 



We had a fantastic weekendat our annual ICNAP Hackathon!

Motivated student teams worked all weekend on three challenging tasks from ICNAP industry partners MTU Aero Engines, IconPro - A.I. Solutions and Philips Engineering Solutions. Topics included using AI to classify good and bad parts as well as synthetic data generation.

Congratulations to all the winners!