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Smart Services Worlds

The technology programmes "Smart Service World I" and "Smart Service World II" are designed to develop cutting-edge technologies for further digitisation of the economy and society.


Find information about the funded projects below. Click on the project name and go to the bottom of the page.


Using process control in production as a service (Smart Services World I technology programme)

"OpenServ4P" creates the technical prerequisites for upgrading existing "conventional" production plants to Industry 4.0-capable plants: the networking  of the components of the plant and their ability to communicate with each other make the plant smart. As part of the project, the ability of production plants to control processes and react independently to changing environmental conditions will be tested as smart online services on existing production plants.

Contact: Karen Bugge (SALT Solutions AG),

Project partners: SALT Solutions AG (consortium leader); BSH Hausgeräte GmbH; Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Gießerei, Composite- und Verarbeitungstechnik (IGCV); Scheer GmbH; SICK AG; SICK STEGMANN GmbH; software4production GmbH; Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH