The digital revolution is rapidly transforming every aspect of business and industry and is becoming a key factor in companies' competitiveness. Industry 4.0 refers to the digitization of industrial processes but digitisation is also making inroads into the retail sector and many of the trades.
Companies on their way to the digital future need partners and networks. How can I implement digitisation measures? How can I optimize processes and develop new business models? The right partners and networks in Bremen provide the answers.
As one of Europe's leading locations for artificial intelligence and 3D printing, the state of Bremen attracts digital companies and trains highly qualified specialists.
Together a challenge becomes a solvable task - whether for big or small companies. Take a look with us at Bremen's digital offerings:
The digitization of industrial processes – otherwise known as Industry 4.0 – is progressing at a rapid pace. It is a hugely important area both for businesses and for the German government and regions. Plattform i40 is a website launched by the federal government that brings together stakeholders in the digital revolution and drives forward the issue at national level.
Bremen, as one of the ten largest industrial hubs in Germany, is in an excellent position to capitalize on this trend. Industry 4.0 is being driven forward here by a combination of innovative industrial companies, a strong IT sector, scientific institutes carrying out fundamental research, and projects geared to real-life applications.
Start-ups are given all the support they need in Bremen. High-quality office space in the form of business incubators is available at the Bremen Innovation and Technology Centre (BITZ) and the Bremen World Trade Centre. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can take their first steps in business in the 'seed rooms', while the STARTHAUS coaching programme (BRUT) will give them all the help they need to successfully launch on the market. There is also an extensive programme of events tailored to newly established companies.
BITZ Bremen Innovation and Technology Centre
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Bremen is part of the network 'Mittelstand Digital', a network of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWI).
Simple, fast and uncomplicated help - that is the task of the 'Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen'. It supports small and medium-sized enterprises in their first steps towards digitization. Especially small and medium-sized businesses often lack the time, resources and knowledge to tackle their own projects.
In workshops, training courses or company visits, the Bremen Competence Centre and its numerous partners offer an introduction to current technologies and digital topics, comprehensible, free of charge and neutral.
3D printing as a manufacturing technology is increasingly finding its way into the industry. The technology is closely related to digitization. What is designed on the computer can be immediately converted into reality by the 3D printer. Bremen is a European hotspot for 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The aerospace industry, in particular, but also medical technology and automotive engineering are key application sectors here - in which Bremen companies are outstanding.
The ECOMAT research and technology centre is a focal point for 3D printing in Bremen and is developing the technology further in big steps.
Bremen is a leading location for AI research. In renowned institutes such as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) or the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI), as well as in numerous companies, hundreds of specialists work at internationally recognized levels. It unites the BREMEN.AI network, which brings experts together, provides information and encourages cooperation. But the network is not just for professionals: All curious people are also welcome, especially those who have nothing to do with AI so far but would like to find out more about the possibilities of future technology.
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