Innovation Projects

Industrial Automation Platform for Big Data (iAP)

Processing large volumes of data and developing services

The metaphor that “data is the 21st century’s oil” epitomises the importance of collecting and interpreting data in the era of Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things. This data analysis is a crucial component of the business model at many technology companies such as Google or Facebook. Manufacturing companies also have to use data’s value creation potential to stay competitive.

The project objective is to develop IT platforms and building blocks, which can be used to collect, transport and store data in production systems in line with demand. Based on that, data-based services should be derived and designed, which are required for efficient machine and system operation or manufacture. A software for production control or a system for energy monitoring are examples of are potential solutions. Methods that draw on artificial intelligence are being utilised for predictive maintenance, predictive quality or condition monitoring. Architectures, technologies and software functions that are required for setting up and operating relevant services will be developed in the project. Here, individual businesses are implementing various pilot applications that show the process mechanisms of automated data acquisition.


Project name: Industrial Automation Platform for Big Data (iAP)
Project duration: 1/12/2018 to 28/02/2021
Project budget: EUR 2.04 million