Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute

Project Title: Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute
Client: JSEIC – Jiangsu Economic and Information Technology Commission
Partner: Private Investors

⇨ For more information visit the SGIMRI-Website

Fraunhofer IPK is building an industrial 4.0 application center in China as a showcase for the latest technologies and application scenarios in Jiangsu province. On June 13, 2016, Professor Holger Kohl and the Mayor of Nanjing, Miao Ruilin, signed the agreement on the planning of SGIMRI in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

This includes, in addition to the application center, a demonstration center, a training center as well as an incubator for young companies in the area of Industrial IoT. In addition, German-Chinese strategies for the standardization of industry 4.0 are being developed and the exchange and cooperation in the field of intelligent manufacturing and ICT technologies are being strengthened.

The potential customers could cooperate with SGIMRI in different ways: learning, innovating, selling and investing.

The project takes in total over 5 years with a consulting volume of 7.5 million euros and an investment in infrastructure and machines in China in the double-digit million range. In addition to business planning, implementation planning and the training of future employees, the IPK is also responsible for the complete technical planning and implementation. First successes have already been celebrated, as SGIMRI won the innovation award at the World Intelligent Manufacturing Summit in December 2016.

In addition, a MoU was already arranged for a first project with the Nanjing Automation Research Institute, which is part of the China State Grid.