“Industry 4.0 is slowly becoming reality”

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Alexander Arzt

The Hannover Messe was the destination of Dr. Sebastian Haugk and Alexander Arzt on April 2, 2019. The two research fellows in the Data Mining and Value Creation project at Fraunhofer IMW were particularly interested in topics related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

In the morning, they took part in the Industry 4.0 Leaders' Dialogue platform, where German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and German Education Minister Anja Karliczek gave speeches. In the afternoon, they were able to look at concepts for the Digital Factory, platforms and robotics, and talk to various exhibitors.

Alexander Arzt sums up the day: “It was impressive to see how industry 4.0 is slowly becoming reality at the exhibitors’ numerous and elaborately designed stands. In discussions with the companies, it also became clear that many providers of IoT solutions are still in the early stages of developing suitable business models.”