Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bremen-Oldenburg

When it comes to the digitalization of business processes, small and medium-sized enterprises in northwest Germany have access to a comprehensive range of support services. The Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bremen-Oldenburg was launched on April 1 as the successor to the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen and is now available as an experienced and competent contact for questions relating to digitalization. To promote knowledge transfer from resesarch to industry in the area of innovative logistics, the Digital Zentrum plans to closely cooperate with LogDynamics.
Project manager LogDynamics: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag, Prof. Dr. Jörg Freiling
» https://digitalzentrum-hb-ol.de

Bremen Logistics Transfer and Innovation Culture (BreLogIK)

The logistics sector is a key driver of Bremen's economy. It is getting fit for the future and tackling topics such as digitalization and innovation. The majority of players are small and medium-sized companies that face the challenge of meeting these challenges. Even if potentials are known, companies cannot provide the necessary infrastructure and corresponding clout to leverage these potentials on their own. This is where the BreLogIK (Bremen Logistics Transfer and Innovation Culture) project comes in: It develops solutions to exploit these previously untapped opportunities in close cooperation between Bremen's science and logistics industries.
LogDynamics project managers: Prof. Dr. Frank Arendt, Prof. Dr. Burkard Lemper, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben
» https://www.brelogik.de

EIT Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is facing major challenges due to increasing global competition, low-cost production in developing countries and scarce raw materials. EIT Manufacturing is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), in which BIBA is one of 50 core partners.

EIT Manufacturing’s mission is to bring European manufacturing actors together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes, services – and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. To do so, the initiative has six strategic objectives:
1. Excellent manufacturing skills and talents: adding value through an upskilled workforce and engaged students.
2. Efficient manufacturing innovation ecosystems: adding value through creating ecosystems for innovation, entrepreneurship and business transformation focused on innovation hotspots.
3. Full digitalization of manufacturing: adding value through digital solutions and platforms that connect value networks globally.
4. Customer-driven manufacturing: adding value through agile and flexible manufacturing that meets global personalized demand.
5. Socially sustainable manufacturing: adding value through safe, healthy, ethical and socially sustainable production and products.
6. Environmentally sustainable manufacturing: adding value by making industry greener and cleaner.

EIT Manufacturing aims for the following goals by 2030:
  • Create and support 1000 start-ups
  • 60% of manufacturing companies adopt sustainable production practices
  • EUR 325 million investment attracted by EIT Ventures
  • 50 000 people trained and up- or re- skilled
  • Create 360 new solutions
  • 30% of material use is circular
Project Leader LogDynamics: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben
» www.plaza.eit-manufacturing.eu

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen offers medium-sized companies in the Bremen region support in increasing their digitalization skills. In particular, specialists and executives in the innovation clusters Maritime Economics and Logistics, Wind Energy, Aerospace, Automotive and Food and Beverages are to be made aware of digitalization, qualified and trained to become "Digital Ambassadors".
The centre offers competent contacts and target group-oriented services in the areas of: digital communication, digital service, digital traffic, digital product and digital transhipment. The Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen is managed by Bremeninvest (consortium leader). Partners are the Bremen Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA), Institute for Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), Fraunhofer IGD/Fraunhofer IDMT and OFFIS e. V.

Project Leader LogDynamics: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben
» www.kompetenzzentrum-bremen.digital