With the SWP working group, Fraunhofer IPMS and the HTW Dresden aim to develop new solutions for digital transformation in industrial production. Through the combination of their hardware and software development competencies, both Dresden research institutions want to offer future concepts and complete solutions for the intelligent integration as well as the simple and efficient evaluation of business information system data streams. The goal is the realization of an intelligent factory in terms of Industrie 4.0 and to establish a sustainable joint research line.
Small and medium-sized businesses in particular face new challenges in international competition. Due to the ever-increasing presence of electronic systems in all areas of life, networking these systems plays a central role. Quick access to the latest technological developments for product development and manufacturing is therefore necessary to safeguard company effectiveness and innovativeness. Prof. Dr. Dirk Reichelt, Professor of Information Management at the HTW Dresden and head of the SWP working group at Fraunhofer IPMS says: "It is an important goal of the working group to regionally expand research services provided by the Fraunhofer IPMS and the HTW Dresden to business, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. With this cooperation, we would like to contribute to strengthening the capability and competitiveness of domestic industry by providing innovative solutions in the context of Industrie 4.0."
This cooperation offers both Fraunhofer IPMS and the HTW Dresden the opportunity to address new tenders, customers and markets which, until now, had been only partially served and to provide complete "one-stop-shop" solutions.
Supported in a three-year initial phase with a total of 1.2 million Euro, the SWP working group is part of the internal Fraunhofer "Colleges Cooperation Program".