The last deadline for the funding measure was 15.11.2019. We would like to thank the numerous applicants.
This page also provides an overview of test-beds in Germany and sample projects in the context of Industry 4.0.
/ SMART SMES GET THEIR INDUSTRY 4.0 PROJECT IDEA SUPPORTED /
Go ahead. Accelerate your I 4.0 idea together with I4KMU and an I 4.0 test environment.
/ I4KMU /
I4KMU is the competent contact for SMEs in regards to the funding measure “Industrie 4.0-Testumgebungen – Mobilisierung von KMU für Industrie 4.0” (Industry 4.0 Test Environments – Mobilising SMEs for Industry 4.0) on behalf of the BMBF. In order to avoid possible barriers to innovation and to address SMEs in particular, who haven’t had any experience with public funding opportunities yet, the entire funding measure is accompanied by the National Contact and Coordination Office “Nationale Kontakt- und Koordinierungsstelle
I 4.0-Testumgebungen für KMU – I4KMU” (National Contact and Coordination Office I 4.0 Test Environments for SMEs – I4KMU).
I4KMU supports prospective funding recipients without obligation through all phases of the BMBF funding measure: from the classification of an I 4.0 project idea through the nationwide neutral mediation to suitable I 4.0 test environments and the design of the application up to the implementation of the project.
/ I4KMU – YOUR PARTNER /
We support SMEs free of charge from the development of a project idea through application to project implementation.
/ The funding opportunity for your company /
The BMBF funding measure “Industrie 4.0-Testumgebungen – Mobilisierung von KMU für Industrie 4.0” (Industry 4.0 Test Environments – Mobilising SMEs for Industry 4.0)” promotes cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises and I 4.0 test environments at research institutions. The projects focus on the development, testing and further development of digitised processes and products and interconnected business models.
The unique selling proposition of the measure is the very focused projects, which are successfully completed in a very short time compared to other funding measures. Due to the lean design of the application processes and the reporting obligations as well as the permanent support by the research assistant I4KMU, the measure is also suitable for newcomers to research funding.