Mission of the Platform

The Association Industry 4.0 Austria - The Platform for Smart Production - was established to foster collaboration among all stakeholders and facilitate new technological developments and innovations in the context of digitization (‘Industry 4.0’) and thereby to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced by companies, research institutions and society as a whole.

The Platform facilitates the implementation of digital transformation in Austria and unifies the Industry 4.0 community. It aims to secure and create highly innovative industrial production and to boost quality employment, thus strengthening Austria’s future competitiveness.

The Platform considers Industry 4.0 a societal challenge that
• can only be addressed by collaboration of industry, science, regional and national policy makers, associations, trade unions and NGOs
• is driven by technological innovation, new business models, knowledge transfer and its widespread socially acceptable deployment and implementation

 

The founding members of the Platform are:

  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (bmvit)

continue in alphabetical order:

  • Bundesarbeitskammer (BAK)
  • Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie (FEEI)
  • Fachverband der Maschinen-, Metallwaren und Gießereiindustrie (FMMI)
  • Industriellenvereinigung (IV)
  • Produktionsgewerkschaft (PRO-GE)

Objectives and Tasks of the Platform:

  1. to leverage interests between industry, science, policy makers, employers and employees associations
  2. to accompany the processes of change driven by digitalisation
  3. to provide knowledge and services on Industry 4.0 to companies, academia, RTOs and to the general public
  4. to define fields of action and to advise policy makers
  1. to develop joint strategies with high leverage on Industry 4.0
  2. to launch initiatives to steer regional, national and international activities
  3. to enable the exchange of experience, best practices, data and studies

Board

(in alphabetic order)
Kurt Hofstädter

Dr. Kurt Hofstädter

Head of Siemens Digital Factory Central Eastern Europe

Chairman
„Industry 4.0 Austria“

Mariana Karepova

Mag. Mariana Karepova

President Österreichisches Patentamt

Vice-Chairman
„Industry 4.0 Austria“

HBischof

Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Horst Bischof

Vice-Rector for Research TU Graz
höllwart

KommR. Ing. Hans Höllwart

Managing Director SFL Technologies GmbH
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Dr. Berndt-Thomas Krafft

Managing Director Fachverband Metalltechnischen Industrie
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Mag. Isabella Meran-Waldstein

Director Forschung, Technologie & Inovation, Industriellenvereinigung
DI Klaus Oberreiter, MBA

DI Klaus Oberreiter, MBA

Technology / Strategy Management Upper Austrian Research GmbH
Lothar Roitner

Dr. Lothar Roitner

Managing Director Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie
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Peter Schleinbach

Federal Secretary Produktionsgewerkschaft
Dwora Stein, Wien, 2013, copyright www.peterrigaud.com

Dr. Dwora Stein

Vice-President Arbeiterkammer Wien

Office

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DI Roland Sommer, MBA

Managing Director

T +43 1 588 39 – 74
M +43 664 619 25 70

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Mag. Jasmina Schnobrich-Cakelja

Executive Assistant,
Communication & PR

T +43 1 588 39 – 75
M +43 664 88 348 159

Paul Website

Paul Trompisch, MPP

Advisor

T +43 1 588 39 – 76
M +43 664 883 48 162

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Rafael Boog, BSc

Advisor

T +43 1 588 39 – 73
M +43 664 883 48 165

Members

(In random order)
IBM
PROGE
TU Wien
FH Oberösterreich
FH Kufstein
Österreichische Post AG
Joanneum Research
Salzburg Research
VRVis Forschungs GmbH
FH Technikum Wien Logo
bmvit
UAR
Zumtobel
AVL Logo
FEEI
AIT Logo
IV
Magna
Siemens
TU Graz
GPA djp
Montanuniversität Leoben
FMMI
Bundesarbeiterkammer Logo