The final deadline for the funding measure was on 15th of November 2019. We would like to thank the numerous applicants.


Go ahead. Accelerate your Industrie 4.0 idea together with I4KMU and an Industrie 4.0 testbed. 


/ I4KMU /

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), I4KMU supported small and medium-sized enterprises under the funding measure “Industry 4.0 testbeds – Mobilization of SMEs for Industry 4.0”.

Unique Selling Point of the funding measure was the short-term and focused cooperation between SMEs and Industrie 4.0 testbeds at research institutions. The projects focused on the development, testing and further development of digitised processes, products and networked business models.

I4KMU supported interested parties  through all phases of the funding measure: from the identification of an Industrie 4.0 project idea to the neutral matching to suitable I 4.0 testbeds and the design of the proposal to the implementation of the project. 

The knowledge base on projects and I 4.0 test environments built up in the course of the accompanying research and the recommendations for action derived from the projects will continue to be available on this website.

/ 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.

/ Unbureaucratic promotion /

/ Fast and focused implementation projects /

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