Harms & Wende
Centro Ricerche Fiat
IEF Werner GmbH
University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
University of Oulu
University of Loughborough
Institute of Systems and Robotics
ISG-Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH
Polytechnic University of Madrid
Fraunhofer IPA partner description
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart belongs to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. and works in the field of research and development of optimal solutions for the European machinery and supplier industry. Solutions for organizational and technological functions in the production sector of industrial companies form the main areas of research and development work. Fraunhofer IPA led and currently leads numerous research and development processes in industrial and public-funded projects. The institute has been coordinator of several FP6 and FP7 funded projects. Furthermore, the institute is active in several European platforms and initiatives and has a leading position in the MANUFUTURE platform as well as a broad network of industrial and research partners, which will be used to disseminate the ReBorn results. Fraunhofer IPA currently employs 370 engineers, technicians and administrative staff and another 300 research assistants.
Fraunhofer IPA – role and contribution to ReBorn
Fraunhofer IPA will contribute to the ReBorn project by bringing in its broad knowledge of production planning, automation technology and system integration on the one hand side and its project experience with SMEs from the manufacturing industry on the other. Fraunhofer IPA covers all key elements of ramp-up and intelligent manufacturing approach having experience in planning, modeling, construction and simulation of production systems.