Future Lab “Production”

Digital modelling and optimization





Future Lab “Production”

Digital modelling and optimization

The technological developments in information and communication technologies are currently leading to profound changes in industrial production. The competitive situation of manufacturing companies is characterized by growing dynamics, increasing process complexity and shortening product and innovation cycles. In addition, ecological and social questions play an increasing role.

The networking communication of technical systems in real time and the resulting merging of the real and virtual worlds are the essential features of this development. The interconnection of value-adding processes that becomes available within such systems offers new opportunities for increasing productivity and economy. Possible applications include adaptive and self-learning value creation systems, mass data-based forecasting systems based on digital twins or functionalities along the entire life cycle of products.

The central aspect is the presentation of an integrated digital process chain. Related topics include the networking of systems in production, the modeling of production processes and process chains as well as innovative approaches to their optimization.

Funding program
  • VolkswagenStiftung
  • Ministry of Science and Culture
Project partners
  • Future Lab-Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Berend Denkena
  • Leibniz University Hannover – Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen
  • Hochschule Emden/Leer, Fachbereich Technik
  • Hochschule Hannover, Fakultät 1: Elektro- und Informationstechnik
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen
  • Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Institut für Produkt- und Prozessinnovation
  • OFFIS Institut für Informatik, FuE-Bereich Produktion
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Füge- und Schweißtechnik


M.Sc. Markus Rokicki

Project Coordinator