Project leadership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gausemeier Jürgen

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Jürgen Gausemeier

Universität Paderborn

Project leadership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. e. h. Klocke Fritz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. e. h.
Fritz Klocke

RWTH Aachen


Dr. Kohlhuber Martina

Martina Kohlhuber

Stellv. Leiterin Themenschwerpunkt Technologien / Wiss. Referentin
acatech Geschäftsstelle

T: +49 (0)89/52 03 09-68


Further Information

German Project Page

Industrie 4.0 – International Benchmark, Future Options and Recommendations for Production Research (INBENZHAP)

Project status:


Project period:

11/2013 to 06/2016





Industrie 4.0 changes industrial production and enables new business models. In Germany, Industrie 4.0 has an outstanding importance for the future of production. The aim of becoming both the leading market for and the leading provider of Industrie 4.0 technology poses numerous questions:

  • What is the state of development in leading industrialised countries?
  • Will Germany provide the environment necessary for becoming a leading supplier? What kind of competition is to be expected?
  • Seen from the medium-term perspective, does Germany have the potential to be a leading market?

The research will draft options for shaping the industrial production in Germany while identifying new opportunities for the country’s industry.


Publications in English

Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Universität Paderborn
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen (Publishers)

Industrie 4.0 – International Benchmark, Options for the Future and Recommendations for Manufacturing Research