The open data platform for the application of artificial intelligence in Industrie4.0

The AI Reallabor, funded by the BMWi, is an open, virtual and real association of companies and AI experts for the joint solution of challenges from industry with the help of artificial intelligence methods. The KI Reallabor was initiated by the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA.

Find solutions for your digital questions as a company. As an AI expert, find data that you have needed for a long time. And as an observer and interested party, help shape the conditions under which artificial intelligence can develop its greatest benefits in German industry.

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I would like to be part of it…


A company that wants to solve a problem in its own business with AI

Artificial intelligence methods already offer high added value for industry. Whether early detection of wear and tear, increasing throughput, optimising energy consumption or reducing quality problems – many industrial applications have already been successfully implemented. As a company, would you also like to benefit from the possibilities of artificial intelligence?

Most companies do not have structured data (1). With the help of technologies to support interoperability, your data is first prepared so that it can be further processed (2). Through this Industrie 4.0 compliant standardisation, you can benefit in many ways. Your data will be structured and machine-readable, you can network plants with each other and use AI algorithms (3). Your data can thus be brought onto the AI Real Lab platform and processed there by AI experts (4). The results provide you with valuable optimisation potentials, analyse errors or conditions and show potentials of data-based value creation for your operation (5)..
We also support you in the integration of these results into your company (6).


Nissrin Perez | Fraunhofer IOSB-INA


For Data Scientist in search of good data

As a researcher and data scientist, you are always on the lookout for good data to train algorithms you have developed yourself?
For this purpose, we provide high-quality data on the AI platform. This data comes from real production systems, either from real production at SmartFactoryOWL or from cooperating industrial companies. Data can come from object-oriented image data from assembly processes to plant parameters such as temperature curves or compressed air parameters. We make this data available unstructured, structured or labelled in the Industry 4.0 management shell and with meta information so that the data can be used more easily and without costly data engineering. You can find the data under our Kaggle account – the online portal for artificial intelligence.
We support you in developing exciting use cases and integrate your findings into our community.


Florian Pethig | Fraunhofer IOSB-INA


For those who are interested in getting to know the KI Reallabor

The AI Reallabor is a platform for artificial intelligence in a testing space that is open to innovation. In order to harness the potential for German industry, open spaces are needed – open spaces in which applications can be tested and human intelligence can come together to design artificial intelligence in such a way that it is interoperable, sovereign and sustainable.
With these objectives in mind, use cases from the Industrie 4.0 platform are being tested in the AI Real Lab under real conditions. Experts from the Fraunhofer develop technologies and apply them. Industrial companies contribute their requirements and bring their own business and manufacturing processes into the AI reallab.

Two current use cases are mapped in the AI Real Lab in the first instance

Collaborative condition monitoring in production

How can the collaboration of component and machine manufacturers lead to maximum information transparency and availability for the end customer in his production processes? Read here more about the use case of the Industrie 4.0 Platform


Dr. Oliver Niehörster | Fraunhofer IOSB-INA


Smart product development and product optimisation through customer feedback

How can I integrate customer feedback into my product development using meaningful data analysis?

Further use cases will be integrated and addressed via companies and the Industry 4.0 platform in the AI Real Lab. Findings from the implementation and use of these technologies are documented and discussed with regulatory bodies – with the aim of creating framework conditions in the future under which research, industry, society and politics can best benefit from the possibilities of AI. Stay up to date and join the discussion in our AI Community..



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News & Events

News & Events

Next Event: AI Monday Chapter NRW

Together with KI.NRW and the AI Community OWL, we present the activities of the AI scene in NRW and especially in the field of quantum technology.

 25. January 2021 | MS Teams Event | Infos &  Registration on  Eventbrite

CCM Use Case im KI Reallabor geht in die nächste Phase

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

The story continues – in the BWMi AI Living Lab

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

Elaborating the potential of artificial intelligence together

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.


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