Addressing the key emerging research topics raised by the cross-disciplinary area that represents the Industry of the Future.
Shaping Industry 4.0
The German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future is a strategic vehicle to promote close collaboration between leading European research institutions and industrial companies. It was founded by the French Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and the German Technical University of Munich (TUM). Focused on joint research, education and innovation, the Academy’s mission is to master the challenges accompanying the increasing digitalization of industry processes.
Creating strong ties between academia and industry
The Academy was inspired by IMT and TUM’s shared vision of excellence in research, education and innovation across Europe. Reaching beyond IMT and TUM, this European backbone is now looking to network with other academic and industrial partners in both countries. The Academy serves as a platform for high-level science and teaching communities, paving the way for joint research projects focused on Industry 4.0. It also promotes close collaboration with partners in industry, especially with companies that have strong collaborative ties between Germany and France.
The digitalization of economy is about opportunities, disruptions, and risks. It calls for trespassing new technological frontiers, addressing new skills, and imagining new pathways. TUM and IMT face these challenges by jumpstarting a broader academic effort. Building the Industry of the Future is also about crafting the University of the Future.