Strong partners, new impetus

Innovations for tomorrow’s logistics are being developed in today’s networks right now: Fraunhofer IML is integrated in and creates its own networks where scientists can get involved in developments which are in the interests of both logistics and logistics companies. The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are clearly becoming more and more important.

As a member of the Fraunhofer Group for Production, Fraunhofer IML is a contributor to the key project E3.

The agenda includes sharing knowledge as well as best and next practices at strategic and operative levels. International cooperation is becoming more and more important here. New technologies, new services and new business models can only be established if they are though out on a global scale and tested at an international level.

Internet of Things, digitalization and Industry 4.0 – the Fraunhofer IML network (excerpt)

acatech – the German National Academy of Science and Engineering

acatech represents the German scientific and technology communities at home and abroad. It is autonomous, independent and a non-profit organization.

EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr – the leading research and innovation cluster for logistics in Europe

EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr is Germany’s only leading edge cluster in logistics, honored by the Federal Government. Close cooperation also connects Fraunhofer IML to the leading edge clusters “it´s OWL” and “software cluster”.

ETP ALICE – European Technology Platform

Besides its commitment within the European logistics interest group, Fraunhofer IML also plays an active role in the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and in the IoT Forum.

Fraunhofer Innovation Centre for Logistics and IT

Logistics: the driving force behind software development.