Digital in NRW - Competence for SMEs

Key Info

Basic Information

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2020
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Prodcution Metrology and Quality Management, Quality Intelligence
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi

Research partner

    • EffizienzCluster Management GmbH
    • Research Institute for Rationalization FIR e.V. Aachen
    • Fraunhofer Application Center Industrial Automation
    • Fraunhofer IEM
    • Fraunhofer IML
    • Bielefeld University

The competence centre is part of the funding initiative "Mittelstand 4.0 - Digital Production and Work Processes", which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) as part of the funding priority "Mittelstand Digital - Strategies for the Digital Transformation of Business Processes".

Digital in NRW prepares the topics of digitisation and networking specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises in NRW and offers concrete and free offers for joint implementation. The knowledge and experience of technology experts from three strong business and research locations in NRW will be bundled and made available by local regional contacts.

With the experts from our competence centre, medium-sized companies can tackle the digitisation of their products, production and their entire value-added processes and open up new business areas for industry 4.0.

We enable companies to enter every level of industry 4.0. We offer information events, open up access to demo centres in research and industry and create further training courses for industry 4.0. In addition, we support companies in creating their own industry 4.0 strategy and accompany them in concrete projects.