Industry 4.0 competences

Kompetenzen für »Industrie 4.0 «
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Employee qualification – harnessing productivity potential

For manufacturing companies, ongoing digitalization and the spread of the Internet of Things are opening up big opportunities. At the same time, industry 4.0 is more than just a technical challenge. It is reshaping the way humans and machines divide up work and the decision making process – calling for new competences from all involved. Ultimately, only companies that are able to identify those competences and make appropriate modifications to their personnel development will be able to make full use of the potential flexibility and productivity industry 4.0 affords.

Here at Fraunhofer IAO, we play a leading role in all aspects of the development of smart production processes.

For our customers, we

  • simulate and analyze the implementation of digitally supported work processes,
  • identify at an early stage the competences this requires for those involved,
  • develop work-oriented training concepts that address both organizational and technical requirements and
  • recommend comprehensive measures for sustainable competence management.

Our approach is particularly effective in allowing SMEs to react flexibly to technological and organizational changes.

Do you want to equip your workforce for industry 4.0 so as to fully harness its possibilities? We would like to hear from you!

Further information



Future Work Lab

A vibrant innovation center, the Future Work Lab allows visitors to experience the future of manufacturing today. In it, companies, associations, people who work in industry and trade unions can find out all about labor concepts for the digitalized world. The Lab services are based on three pillars:

  • The demonstration center
  • The "Fit for Future Work" learning environment
  • The ideas center


Related service

Competence management

What skills do companies need to achieve their objectives? Which are already on tap and which call for further training? Fraunhofer IAO provides its customers with comprehensive support in formulating a long-term skills management approach to help companies to achieve their business goals, boost performance and secure a competitive advantage.


Related service

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is leaving a lasting impact on production: machines, plants, products, warehouses and tools now communicate with one another – and thanks to mobile devices, with employees, too. We pin down the impact, challenges and opportunities presented by industry 4.0 and develop tailored solutions for our customers.


Innovation network

Produktionsarbeit 4.0

Als Partner entwickeln Sie im Verbund mit anderen Unternehmen und Institutionen maßgeschneiderte Industrie-4.0-Lösungen für Ihr Unternehmen. Dazu steht Ihnen das »Zukunftslabor Industrie 4.0« als einzigartiges Industrie-4.0-Anwendungsfeld zur Verfügung.