What the lab researches

Smart Mini Factory

The learning factory that brings Industry 4.0 to companies.

For students and companies: knowledge transfer for research projects and commissioned work.

The Smart Mini Factory Lab is a learning factory lab for applied research and teaching. Our team investigates and simulates production technology concepts and methods in the context of Industry 4.0, focusing on the requirements of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the areas of hybrid and human-centred production and assembly systems, as well as robotics and mechatronics for industrial automation.
In the Factory Lab, we offer a platform where researchers, students and companies’ employees can meet to boost the transfer of knowledge from research to companies, e.g. through research collaborations or contract research. Our team offers practical seminars for companies on the topic of Industry 4.0.

Your advantage

Industry 4.0: the Factory Lab promotes, organises and supports knowledge transfer between researchers and companies.

The core tools

How we do it: with intelligent production systems, industrial robotics, digital planning tools and simulations.

Our services

Concrete knowledge transfer: We initiate research collaborations, offer practice-oriented seminars, are equipped for industrial testing and look for special solutions in contract research.

Explore & learn

Technology sector

Automotive / Automation


Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

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