The technology initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V. was founded in 2005 as a non-profit association to establish a network of industrial and research partners which initiate and implement together research and development projects ranging from base technologies to the development of marketable products.
Today SmartFactoryKL is a manufacturer-independent demonstration and research plat- form and unique in Europe. Here, innovative information and communications technologies and their application are tested and developed in a realistic, industrial production environment. We aim to integrate sophisticated information technologies into factory automation, thereby preparing the ground for more flexible and efficient production concepts.
From the beginning, SmartFactoryKL has been cooperating intensively with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). This successful cooperation guarantees the access to leading German research in the field of innovative soft- ware technologies. The initiative is supported by the active participation of its members and the financial and material contributions of its supporters and sponsors. The members, supporters and sponsors create a lively partnership to realize the vision of the factory of the future with modern and innovative ideas. We invite you to become a part of our network.