German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH, ABB AG, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, logi.cals automation solutions & services GmbH and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
An online platform for collaborative engineering
Under this project, an open platform is being developed that will allow engineering to take place across companies and manufacturers. The development tools that are used in the manufacturing process exchange data via the platform and do so in a secure and synchronised manner; third parties can offer and integrate their own services. The key aspects required for developing such a platform such as data security and rights management are controlled by the platform. This is to speed up the design process and make it a lot more flexible.