Six new members appointed to the Industrie 4.0 Research Council
Munich, 24 January 2023
With immediate effect Julia C. Arlinghaus, Nicole Dreyer-Langlet, Katharina Hölzle, Daniel Hug, Dieter Meuser and Björn Sautter have joined the Industrie 4.0 Research Council. The Council, which is coordinated by acatech, provides strategic and independent advice, in particular to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). As a barometer of the direction of trends, the representatives of science and industry – which currently number 32 – observe and assess developments in the performance profile of Industrie 4.0. In addition, the Research Council sees itself as a source of inspiration for future research topics.
The six new members bring with them an enormous wealth of experience and expertise from a whole range of areas. Julia C. Arlinghaus is Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, is Vice President Research & Technology Germany and member of the Board of Management of Airbus Operations GmbH, Katharina Hölzle is Head of the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart and of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Daniel Hug is Senior Vice President Advanced Engineering Components and Production at Robert Bosch GmbH, Dieter Meuser is Managing Director of German Edge Cloud GmbH & Co. KG and Björn Sautter is a Senior Expert for Industrie 4.0 at Festo SE & Co. KG.
After more than ten years of Industrie 4.0 the topical emphases must be examined and the focus shifted if necessary. The upshot of this is that we are bringing further experts into the Industrie 4.0 Research Council. I welcome our new members and thank them for their willingness to come on board. I look forward to working with them in the future.
Peter Liggesmeyer, scientific spokesperson of the Industrie 4.0 Research Council
The outgoing members of the Research Council are:
- Wilfried Bauer (T-Systems International GmbH)
- Stefan-Maria Creutz (BIZERBA SE & Co. KG)
- Ulrich Epple (RWTH Aachen)
- Christina Franke (Robert Bosch GmbH)
- Peter Post (Festo SE & Co. KG)
- André Walter (Airbus Operations GmbH)
Unfortunately we have to bid farewell to a number of members of the Research Council. They provided valuable impetus to our work, such as bringing to the table research topics of industrial and scientific relevance, as well as making valuable contributions to our discussions. I would like to thank them sincerely for their many years of service.
Harald Schöning, industry spokesperson of the Industrie 4.0 Research Council
About the Industrie 4.0 Research Council
As a strategic and independent committee, the Industrie 4.0 Research Council is instrumental in pinpointing research-based approaches to further develop and realise Industrie 4.0, the overriding goal being to strengthen the German innovation system and enhance value creation. The Research Council currently comprises 32 representatives of science and industry who apply their interdisciplinary expertise to come up with new research impulses and research needs that can be addressed at the pre-competitive stage, pinpoint medium-to-long-term development prospects and derive courses of action for the successful realisation of Industrie 4.0. The work of the Research Council is coordinated by acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering – overseen by Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA) as project administrator and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).