Hannover Messe 2017: interconnected processes

Secure cloud platform connects production and IT

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In collaboration with industrial partners and the Fraunhofer Group for Production, researchers at Fraunhofer IPA have created Virtual Fort Knox, an online marketplace that brings together manufacturing companies and providers of IT solutions. The hybrid cloud platform enables SMEs in particular to digitalize and design more efficient production flows and to develop new business models – very much in the spirit of Industrie 4.0. At Hannover Messe from April 28–24, the researchers will demonstrate the added value offered by a marketplace for industrial applications (Hall 17, Booth C18).