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Joining forces to shape the industrial future

Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg

Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg is a network founded and sponsored by Germany’s federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Our aim is to pool technological expertise in production as well as IT and communications to provide support for medium-sized industrial companies in their shift towards Industry 4.0.  The coordination office is located at VDMA e.V. Baden-Württemberg.

Together with our network partners from companies, institutes of applied research, associations, chambers of commerce, and social partners, we are striving to make Baden-Württemberg one of the world’s leading regions for Industry 4.0 technologies.

Small and medium-sized companies play a key role here and are the focus of our work. The close integration of the various industries involved and fields of technology allows them to benefit from this network to a particularly high degree. To achieve this goal, we provide support and reinforcement through a comprehensive package of activities for the direct collaboration among all players.

In addition to providing information, the focus is above all on connecting the participating sectors and fields of technology. In doing so, we can draw on the traditional strengths of our companies: As the „factory suppliers of the world“, Baden-Württemberg companies are already leaders in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in information and communications technologies geared to industry. The task now is to further expand and network these established partnerships.

The spokespersons for Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg are Michael Unger (Chairman of the Advisory Board of Balluff GmbH) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl (Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production and Automation Technology).

Our objectives

Leading provider

We are contributing to establishing Baden-Württemberg as a leading provider of Industrie 4.0 technologies and increasing its visibility in this regard.


We support small and medium-sized companies in implementing their own path to Industry 4.0.


We strengthen the networking among the participating industries and fields of technology.


We initiate and strengthen innovation processes.


We prepare employees and future generations for a changing range of tasks.

Data security

We stimulate the protection of know-how and the security and confidentiality of data.


Network partners

Dr. Christine Neuy

Managing Director

Microsystems Technology in Baden-Württemberg

microTEC Südwest

microTEC Südwest is the central contact partner for microsystems technology in Baden-Württemberg and, in this capacity, is responsible for intelligent sensor and actuator technology for cyber-physical systems. Intelligent, connected and autonomously acting microsystems are integrated into production plants and everyday objects worldwide. They increase competitiveness and contribute significantly to greater safety, resource efficiency and quality of life.

In addition to orientation talks for companies, microTEC offers support in the search for and selection of innovation partners and in applying for financial support measures.

Dr. Jürgen Jähnert


Information and communication technologies


Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (bwcon) offers a platform for companies in the application areas of mobility, production, health and energy. The focus is on information and communication technologies. Area-wide information and transfer events promote the exchange of experience between individual companies. In addition, various Industry 4.0 solutions can be presented across industries.