The SmartFactoryOWL is the real lab for industry 4.0 in Ostwestfalen-Lippe and offers companies and research institutions extensive possibilities and services for the co-creation of the factory of the future.
The joint institution of the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and the OWL University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo follows the three pillars: research, qualification and transfer of technologies of the digital industry. In these three fields, SmartFactoryOWL provides answers to many questions and inspiration for your own development, demonstrating it in a worldwide unique Industry 4.0 infrastructure.
What do you find here? On highly attractive research, production and seminar areas we inform you about research results in the areas of digital transformation of the industry, future of work and process optimization. On 2000sqm production and innovation area, technologies are presented in a way that you can experience their benefits first hand. We help companies to identify fields of action in the transfer of knowledge and technology and in the implementation of projects by matching them with experts in a suitable way.

The Factory

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.