The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart belongs to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. and works in the field of research and development of optimal solutions for the European machinery and supplier industry. Solutions for organizational and technological functions in the production sector of industrial companies form the main areas of research and development work. Fraunhofer IPA led and currently leads numerous research and development processes in industrial and public-funded projects. Furthermore, the institute is active in several European platforms and initiatives as well as a broad network of industrial and research partners. Fraunhofer IPA currently employs 370 engineers, technicians and administrative staff and another 300 research assistants.
Role and contribution to Co-FACTOR:
Fraunhofer IPA was the coordinator of core project SelSus. Further, IPA was leader of task force 1 “smart production lines & systems” and leader of work package 3 „TECHNOLOGY REVIEW”, which dealed with smart components technology features, capabilities and maturity. IPA was also involved in WP 1, 4 and 5.
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