Member Services Office


Automation Research Association looks back on successful year 2021

As an expert body for research and innovation projects, the ZVEI Automation Research Community (FG Automation) brings together the leading German manufacturers and renowned research institutes from the fields of automation technology and Industrie 4.0.

In 2021, three new IGF projects applied for by the Research Association for Electrical Engineering could be started again. In the research project "CINI 4.0", the applicability of communication technologies such as OPC UA, Time Sensitive Networking and Single Pair Ethernet is being researched, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. The "PassForM" project is dedicated to the development of a modular assembly station that can be equipped with different types of intelligent modules as needed. With "TestKomm 4.0", research work also started on an integrated test environment for the verification of innovative communication solutions.

The Automation Research Association also sees itself as a discussion forum for overarching research-relevant industry topics such as sustainability, digital business models or standardization. For example, a joint virtual event with the "Initiative Digitale Standards" (IDiS) of DKE and DIN discussed the future and challenge of the digital transformation of standardization. Other exciting discussions were held with the Industrial Digital Twin Association on the digital twin for Industrie 4.0 and with AiF FTK GmbH on InnovatorsNet, a digital innovation and event platform with curated offerings on funding programs, research trends and industry-related innovations, among others.

In 2022, there will again be various opportunities for companies to get involved in Automation Research Association projects. The cooperation of research institutes also continues to be very welcome.

Industry Automation Member Services Office

You may also be interested in:

Most visited pages


Read more


Read more


Read more


Read more


Read more
NOA - Mastering the complexity of connectivity | ZVEI

NAMUR Open Architecture enables a secure second channel for collecting vital data which are necessary for monitoring and…

MTP - The Age of Modular Production | ZVEI

Module Type Package is the core of modular production. Modular automation enables particularly fast and efficient engineering of…

DC-INDUSTRIE at the Hannover Fair 2020

In the DC-INDUSTRIE2 project and the predecessor project DC-INDUSTTRIE, research has been conducted since 2016 with companies from…


DC-INDUSTRIE: Hannover Messe 2019

Together with its partners in the DC-INDUSTRIE project, ZVEI is developing network management options for the future. The motto:…



Designing 5G for Industrial Use

5G allows machines to communicate with each other in real time, saving resources and energy through Edge Computing and Massive…