Digitization creates opportunities and challenges for the industrial sector in Germany. Flexibility, individualization and efficiency are driving forces of German businesses that need to be considered in an increasingly digital world.
New forms of “digital economy and digital labour” offer great economic potential, but simultaneously demand innovative solutions to address implementation challenges.
The “Digitalplattform Industrie 4.0”, initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), aims to enable a target-oriented dialogue concerning Industrie 4.0 among actors from the political, economic and scientific sectors as well as associations. Relevant topics will be identified, societal effects analysed and a necessary implementation framework will be created.
IFOK, together with VDI Technologiezentrum GmBH, oversees the secretariat of Platform Industrie 4.0 on behalf of the BMWi. In addition to the organization and implementation of thematic working groups, IFOK is responsible for communications and events as well as providing key points of contact.