A joint institution of the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and the Technische Hochschule OWL



Our Mission

SmartFactoryOWL is the Industry 4.0 real lab in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. It offers companies and Research institutes the possibility to co-create technologies for future factories. In cooperation with the CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL (CIIT) the SmartFactoryOWL constitutes an innovation cluster for industrial automation.
SmartFactoryOWL is a multivendor platform for research and Demonstration for digital transformation of manufacturing Industry. Companies can test and develop new technologies. Supported by interdisciplinary experts we co-create production, work and business processes

The Research Institutes Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Institute for industrial IT (inIT) and further sections of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts contribute to the development of a versatile, ressource efficient and usable factory.

In extensive qualification offers we enable companies Access to Industry 4.0 Expertise. You can discuss with other industrial representatives and experts. Our Seminares and Workshops are open to all interested

Which Technologies promite our companies? How can we optimizes Business processes, products and production? Here at SmartFactoryOWL innovative and invididual solutions can be tested.

How do Technologies of Industry 4.0 fit to your company? What are the options and the benefits?  more

Experience digitization Technologies and how future business models can look like. more

Many companies are not sure, how to organize first steps in digitization projects and where the mort potentials are. more

We support in the development, application and realization of Transfer projects, tailored to your special situation. more

  • Spannend waren die zweiten AI Challenge Days, in denen KI Experten sich an Pneumatik Daten des Unternehmens Emerson die Zähne ausbeißen mussten. Emerson berichtet über den Hackathon und die nächsten Schritte im Umsetzungsprojekt in der SmartFactoryOWL

  • Die Plattform Industrie 4.0 hat sich im jüngsten Ergebnispapier „Kollaborative datenbasierte Geschäftsmodelle“ für unternehmens- und institutionsübergreifende Zusammenarbeit ausgesprochen. Das KI Reallabor stellt hier einen wesentlichen Bestandteil für die praktische Forschung dar.