Tongji, Germany eye intelligent manufacturing
Updated: 2018-03-08


The delegation from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany pose for a group photo. [Photo/]

A delegation led by Herbert Zeisel, chief of the key technologies department of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF), visited Tongji University on March 1-2.

The visit was on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China and Germany signing the Intergovernmental Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement – a key platform for scientific collaboration between the two nations.

Under the guidance of Tongji's Vice Principal Wu Zhiqiang, the delegation got deeper cognition of the two sides' consistent collaboration in intelligent manufacturing.

The Industry 4.0 Turnkey Platform (I4TP), the idea of which was conceived by Tongji and the German-based Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2015, won special praise from the delegation.

The program reflects the high integration of university and industry, as it has motivated not only Chinese and German colleges, but also renowned enterprises like Bosch Rexroth, Shenyang Machine Tool, Schaeffler Group, Schunk, and Trumpf.

BMBF and China's Ministry of Science and Technology have also extended support to the program.


Herbert Zeisel, chief of the key technologies department at BMBF, and Wu Zhiqiang, vice principal of Tongji University [Photo/]

Wu said that the program was put forward under the instruction of China's "Made in China 2025" and Germany's "Industry 4.0" strategies, in response to the new round of technological and industrial revolution.

The delegation was glad to see I4TP progressing smoothly in all aspects, they also expressed a lot of confidence and anticipation toward the program.


Chinese and German representatives share ideas on intelligent manufacturing. [Photo/]

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