Companies, research institutions, business organisations, start-ups

More than 40 companies, research institutions and business organisations present future solutions an dresearch approaches for intelligent products and production processes. Get an overview of exhibitors to optimally prepare your visit to the fair in hall 7 | A12. 


Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG 

Welcome. We are your expert for fastening and assembly. More than 3,000 employees at 40 locations worldwide ensure customer orientation and know-how transfer. We are right where you need us - by your side. Do not hesitate to contact your partner to succeed in joining.



Böllhoff Gruppe

Böllhoff is your partner for 360° joining technology with assembly and logistics solutions – worldwide. As a family-owned company we have been standing for long-term success through innovative capacity and local presence since 1877. We support our customers in enabling successful connections.




CLAAS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment and among the top 10 in the German mechanical engineering sector. The company is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is also the global market leader for self-propelled forage harvesters.



Center for Applied Data Science Gütersloh (CfADS) at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

CfADS supports companies and institutions move toward digitalisation. It conducts research in the field of artificial intelligence with a focus on data science, data engineering, machine learning and cloud-based automation and optimisation.



Congineer Group

The Congineer Group focuses on specialised competences to offer the market a unique range of performances: More than 200 members of staff qualified in the sectors electronic engineering and control systems cooperate interdisciplinarily. This approach enables us to provide our customers with fascinating synergies for agricultural machine construction and machine building. We make you successful.



CONTACT Software: Energizing great minds

CONTACT is the leading vendor of software for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Companies become faster and teams collaborate better.



Digital in NRW – competence for SMEs

In the competence center initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics, the Leading-Edge Cluster it‘s OWL works together with the Rhineland region and Ruhr metropolis. The objective is to prepare SMEs in North Rhine- Westphalia (NRW) for the digitisation and networking as well as to work out concrete offers for a collective implementation.



dmc-smartsystems GmbH

We are your experienced partner in the world of embedded systems. From lean development of innovative prototypes to the management of international IT projects – we support you with consulting, integration and development.




d.u.h. group

d.u.h.Group advises successful companies with their growth strategy and strategically invests in promising entreprises.




Energie Impuls OWL e. V.

120 network members from companies, universities and institutions push the development of energy competence in OWL. Energie Impuls OWL initiates and implements inter- and transdisciplinary projects with project partners.




CirConomyOWL – a production location closes loops

The innovation networks OWL, the VDI OWL and the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, together with 60 other partners, make the production location Ostwestfalen-Lippe a model region for circular value creation.



Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences | Faculty IuM

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics (IuM) at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences conducts applied research on human-centered technologies and systems, innovative materials as well as on resource and energy efficiency.




FMB – The Supplier Show for Mechanical Engineering

At the centre of the most powerful mechanical engineering clusters in Germany, FMB traid fair presents the innovation platform for more than 700 suppliers. Save the date: 04 - 06 November 2020 in Bad Salzuflen and 24 - 25 February 2021 in Augsburg.

www.fmb-messe.de/en | www.fmb-sued.de/en


Founders Foundation gGmbH

Founders Foundation is a B2B start-up management training centre: it systematically trains entrepreneurial talent at the heart of Germany's small and medium-sized businesses in East Westphalia-Lippe. The core of the founder training is an eight-week Founders Academy and a 6-month Accelerator Programme. Founders Foundation also initiates the Hinterland of Things conference.

https://foundersfoundation.de/en/ | www.hinterland-of-things.de


Fraunhofer IOSB-INA - technology for intelligent automation

Fraunhofer IOSB-INA deals with intelligent technical systems. The institute’s R&D focus lies within smart sensor systems, industrial communication and IoT, big data platforms, machine learning, assistance systems and cyber security in production.



Fraunhofer IEM – experts for intelligent mechatronics

Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM in Paderborn offers expertise in intelligent mechatronics in the context of Industrie 4.0 The core competencies of the Fraunhofer IEM are intelligence in mechatronic systems, systems engineering and virtual prototyping.


garage33 | TecUP

The incubator - garage33 - offers startups an ideal infrastructure to develop their business idea up to the level of marketability. Moreover, it serves companies as a think tank, where they can develop disruptive business models with unconventional thinkers. Since 2019, TecUP has been an Excellence Start-up Center.NRW awarded by the NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs.


Heinz Nixdorf Institut

The Heinz Nixdorf Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute in the field of computer science and engineering. The aim of the research work is to design intelligent technical systems that are adaptable and robust, that act with foresight and are user-friendly.



Hettich Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Hettich Maschinentechnik - your partner for innovative solutions in assembly and automation As an independent company in the Hettich Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of furniture fittings, we offer you concepts and solutions that are individually tailored to your requirements. Our scope of services ranges from conception and development to assembly and commissioning up to after sales service.



Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe

The Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a competent partner for digitisation. Production of the future, industrial information technology, food technology, ergonomics, digital manufacturing and energy efficiency are core fields at the Lemgo campus.




The collaborative project of Paderborn University, Bielefeld University, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences supports technology- and knowledge-based start-ups.



inIT - your competent research partner for industrial information technology

Institute Industrial IT- inIT of Technische Hochschule OWL is one of the leading research institutes in industrial automation. Currently, more than 70 researchers are working in publicly funded and bilateral projects in the following fields of expertise: Industrial Communication, Networked Automation Systems, Engineering and Configuration, Image Processing, Information Fusion, Analysis and Diagnostics, Human-Technology Interaction, Authentication and Medical Databases (Data Infrastructures).



it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH

In the Technology-Network it's OWL more than 200 companies and research institutions develop solutinos for intelligent products and production processes. Latest technologies are being made available to small and medium-sized companies.



Janz Tec AG

Digitise your industrial processes – reliable and tailor-made with IoT Solutions from Janz Tec. We design your optimal solution to connect hardware, software and services future-proof and efficient..




The knOWLedgeCUBE offers an open and creative atmosphere on the campus of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo, with offers for students, people interested in setting up a business and companies.



Lenze SE

Simply get ideas moving. Lenze supports machine manufacturers in all phases of automating a machine - from the idea to after-sales, from the controller to the drive shaft.



OstWestfalenLippe GmbH

OWL GmbH is a joint venture between the districts of Gütersloh, Herford, Höxter, Lippe, Minden-Lübbecke and Paderborn as well as the city of Bielefeld and the business and scientific communities in OWL. Its task is to further develop and make know the region as a high-tech location.




OWL MASCHINENBAU is the competence network for mechanical engineering in East Westphalia-Lippe. For over 15 years we have been working with full commitment and in close exchange with our over 200 members and partners for the long-term success of the mechanical engineering region OWL. The focus on the needs of our members and a trusting partnership form the core of our work. With agile adaptation we meet current topics and the challenges of the future. Together, the OWL network is developing into a model of innovation, digitalisation and entrepreneurial success in mechanical engineering.



Phoenix Contact 

Phoenix Contact is the global market leader for components, systems and solutions in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. We use digitalisation to create added value. The know-how of our approximately 2,000 engineers makes us a pioneer for new products, systems and solutions.




smartFoodTechnologyOWL uses the potential of digitalisation and Industrie 4.0 technologies in order to network previously separate individual systems in the food industry to form integrated value-added and production chains.




Digital transformation is already revolutionising every aspect of our daily lives. It is changing the way we live, work and spend our leisure time. In this time of change, TÜV SÜD strives to create added value for governments, companies and consumers worldwide.



Unchained Robotics

AVA is the automated control software for collaborative robots in logistics. The automatic recognition by camera helps to detect product changes efficiently and to reduce downtime for changes, due to complex programming, to 0.



Bielefeld University

With its facilities CITEC and CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University conducts cutting-edge research on human-machine interaction, machine learning and cognitive robotics. This way, it bridges the gap between science and industry.



Paderborn University

University of Paderborn is an internationally oriented campus university with about 20,000 students. Interdisciplinary teams shape forward-looking research and innovative teaching as well as an active transfer of knowledge. Thus the chair of Advanced Systems Engineering of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Dumitrescu also focuses on an interdisciplinary, technology-supported development approach, which has the entire innovation process from planning to market success in view.



WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

The WAGO Group is one of the international trend-setting suppliers of connection and automation technology as well as interface electronics. Since its foundation in 1951, WAGO has grown steadily and today employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide. In 2017, sales amounted to 862 million euros.



Centre for Business Start-ups (ZUg)

The Center for Business Start-ups supports start-up teams at Bielefeld University through coaching and qualification workshops and links them with people interested in setting up a business and with companies.