01.08.2018

Initiative for IT Innovations in Production Launched at the FZI

Shaping IT together / Working group calls for the participation of interested companies / Next meeting on November 15

Karlsruhe, 05.07.2018 – What does the production sector need to develop further? How can innovations be integrated into working processes in order to optimise them? The newly founded working group “IT-Innovationen in der Produktion” (IT Innovations in Production) is addressing these questions. In June, the initiative was launched at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, in which researchers and representatives of industry companies work together to develop solutions. The aim of the working group is to discuss research results and initiate innovation transfer. The development of synergies across projects and companies is just as much a focus as the development of new cooperations and networks between science and economy.

As part of the project CAMiROB, the FZI established the working group on June 7, 2018, which is dedicated to the exchange and discourse on scientific findings. There were presentations and discussions between manufacturing companies, IT service providers, technology integrators and research institutions on the main topic of "Data acquisition, data feedback and their use”. The next working group meeting will take place on November 15, 2018 in Karlsruhe under the Motto “Automation der Produktion” (Automation of Production). Interested companies can register with the FZI researcher Jana Dücker at duecker@fzi.de.

The project CAMiROB started on November 2017. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the funding programme on production research “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung”, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Kautenburger GmbH, Arnold IT Systems GmbH & Co. KG and J-Vision GmbH are working on the development of a CAM-integrated guidance and control system for robotics-driven processing cells for small and medium-sized companies. The project ends in October 2020.
Further information on the working group can be found at: camirob.arnold-it.com.

About the FZI Research Center for Information Technology

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment. Led by professors from different faculties, research teams at the FZI interdisciplinarily develop and prototype concepts, software, hardware and system solutions for their clients. The FZI House of Living Labs provides a unique research environment for applied research. Every department at the FZI operates under a certified quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The head office is in Karlsruhe.

The FZI has a branch office in Berlin.

Further Information

Julia Feilen, Corporate Communications and Media
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 9654-943
Email: feilen@fzi.de
Web: www.fzi.de