Project Members: Konrad Sell
Project Time: 22.09.2014-30.09.2015
Funded By: Operational Programme of the European Social Fund 2007-2013
In this project, we developed and piloted a concept for a supra-regionally visible centre of excellence in the field of education and training on the topic of Industry 4.0.
The increasing networking of a wide variety of systems, machines and places, caused by the constantly growing pace of data and information exchange, is leading to new opportunities for value creation. The basis for this will increasingly be digital models, be it process, factory or product models.
Knowledge 4.0" addresses this challenge by pursuing two project goals:
- the development of a concept for a supra-regionally visible centre of excellence in the field of education and training on the topic of Industry 4.0, and
- pilot testing of central elements of this concept.
The project brings together experts from universities, universities of applied sciences and applied research to form a network that develops teaching and training concepts oriented towards industrial needs. All qualification levels are addressed, from initially specialised block courses to in-service studies and doctorates.
This is being done in two parallel steps: Firstly, a training centre will be founded which, with the help of a well-known and experienced partner from industry, will provide and maintain the relevant software systems in the area of "Industry 4.0" for academic collaborations throughout Germany and internationally as a service. Within this, training courses for users of this software will be designed and carried out.
At the same time, specialised learning content is created within the working groups in the competence centre, which are made up of chairs from the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Economic Sciences and largely use the software set up in the training centre. This content is created for different qualification levels and is geared towards the identified lead markets of automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, electrical appliance manufacturing and energy technology.