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The Advisory Board advises the Applications Center Industry 4.0 on current developments and the future orientation of research and implementation activities and makes recommendations. The Advisory Board members are users and scientists who have already implemented Industry 4.0 or are developing sustainable concepts.

Scientific Advisory Board

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Deuse


Institute for Production Systems, TU Dortmund University

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Fay


Institute for Automation Technology at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag


BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics, University of Bremen

Univ.-Prof. (i.R.) Dr.-Ing. Egon Müller


Professorship for Factory Planning and Factory Operation, University of Chemnitz

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Prof. E. h. Dr. h. c. mult. Michael Schenk


Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Mageburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark


Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Operation, Department of Industrial Information Technology, TU Berlin

user advisory council

Michael Braetz


ife. Institute for custom manufacturing

Dr. Detlef Gerst


IG Metall, Resort Future of Work

Dr. Bettina Horster


VIVAI Software AG

Anna Repina


IG Metall, educational centre Berlin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kletti


MPDV Mikrolab GmbH, Mosbach

Dominik Bösl


Kuka AG

Reinhard Pätz


VDMA Ost