Vision & Mission

The Smart Mini Factory lab is a learning factory laboratory used for applied research and for teaching. It aims to study and simulate different modern and advanced concepts of production technologies and methods in the context of Industry 4.0.

A focus is given to the requirements of SMEs regarding hybrid and human-centered production and assembly systems as well as robotics and mechatronics for industrial automation.

An aim of the laboratory is to create a platform where researchers, students and industry meet to enable the transfer of knowledge from research to industry.


By working together with companies, industrial requirements can be taken up directly and transferred into application-oriented research. In addition, results and know-how from research are passed on to future engineers in the form of student projects and student jobs.


The Smart Mini Factory Lab is used in many courses for practical training of students by carrying out exercises and simulations in the laboratory. Students can carry out their study projects and final theses in the Learning Factory Lab and thus gain valuable practical experience with state-of-the-art equipment in the field of industry 4.0 and automation.


The Smart Mini Factory Laboratory serves companies from industry as a contact point for collaborations in research and supports companies in the implementation of Industry 4.0 In addition to the possibility of contract research, companies can qualify their employees via an industry-oriented seminar offer and prepare them for the challenges of Industry 4.0.


  • Automation & Robotics
  • Mechatronics & Electric Drives
  • Simulation & Digital Twin
  • Human-Machine Collaboration
  • Hybrid Assembly Systems
  • Assistance Systems for Production
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • I4.0 Learning Factories
  • Construction 4.0

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