SMEs 4.0 – Competence center Stuttgart
Establishing competence centers to disseminate information and demonstrate best-practice examples has an important role to play in supporting the widespread digitalization of industry (Industry 4.0 and Smart Services) and advancing this in the long term. This is specifically aimed at the target group of small and medium-sized enterprises, skilled trades and craftsmen, especially in important future markets and fields.
The primary focus of the planned project is to design and set up a “Digitalization advice center for SMEs in Baden-Württemberg“ in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. This should act as an exchange and demonstration hub linking the two cities Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with each other and regional locations as the first easily accessible point of contact for local firms. The foundation for this is an interactive platform where the partners and the target group exchange ideas and information, and a specially designed training program for SMEs, skilled trades and craftsmen that integrates existing and selected additional demonstration centers in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The main issues of the competence center include applications of digitalization in production, mobility, construction processes, building technology, health services and medical technology.