ICNAP Study Report 2021

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The "ICNAP Study Report 2021" presents the results of five collaborative research and development studies conducted by the International Center for Networked Adaptive Production (ICNAP) and its industry partners in 2021. They condense current findings, facts, figures, and results from discussion, workshops, research, and development collaborations between researchers and partner companies in the ICNAP community.

The results of the collaboration reflect the community's insights on the following topics:

  • Data-driven business models
  • 5G for closed-loop manufacturing
  • Extended reality for the industrialization of production lines
  • Use of machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions in production
  • Virtualization for hardware-independent deployment of industrial applications

In the ICNAP expert community, three Aachen-based Fraunhofer institutes join forces with other stakeholders from industry and researchin order to pool their know-how and develop new approaches in information technology for the road to Industry 4.0.