Pilot Factory

Pilot factories are simulations of a real factory; a lab situation with real machines and logistics systems. They provide an authentic
and neutral test and research environment for companies to conduct in near-real conditions and perform analyses
without interrupting the production process. The working group, together with the industry, the Federal Ministry for Transport,
Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, has compiled the main focal points for further pilot
factories with the aim to strengthen Austrian industrial potential. The following Industry 4.0 key technologies were identified:
smart electronic based systems, discrete manufacturing and process engineering. After having established the first pilot factory
in Aspern-Vienna, the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology will finance a second appeal for three further
pilot factories in Austria in 2017/2018.

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