SME 4.0-Competence Center Augsburg

Support for small and medium-sized businesses

The SME 4.0-Competence Center Augsburg supports small and medium-sized enterprises to use the changes of digitalization and Industry 4.0 as a chance. For this purpose we offer practical information and comprehensible learning opportunities. We show companies practical approaches to solutions that they can integrate into their everyday business.

Our key topics include networked production, artificial intelligence, intralogistics, future work, digital business models, and finances 4.0.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). This means that all services offered by the SME 4.0-Competence Center Augsburg are free of charge.

Learning factory for networked production at Fraunhofer IGCV
© Fraunhofer IGCV / Bernd Müller Fotografie
Learning factory for networked production at Fraunhofer IGCV

Our offers: Inform, qualify, implement


At events, lectures, trade fair appearances, and in our information material, we provide information about digitization possibilities for various areas and applications in medium-sized companies. In published practical examples, you will find suggestions for the implementation in your own company.


We offer training on-site and online. Current topics, technologies, processes, and methods are taught in a clear and practice-oriented manner. In our learning factory, participants can test and experience digitization possibilities for themselves.


In free potential analyses and projects, our experts support companies in the development and implementation of digital solutions. We visit companies on-site, derive needs for action, and support the implementation of new ideas.

SME 4.0-Truck

The SME 4.0-Truck brings digitalization solutions for testing
© Fraunhofer IIS / Paul Pulkert
The SME 4.0-Truck brings digitalization solutions for testing

The SME 4.0-Truck is a showroom on wheels: A truck equipped with hands-on demonstrators for digitization in industry. Experts from the Competence Center present the various applications, which visitors can try out live at the same time. Multipliers, associations and chambers can request the mobile free of charge on site.


The SME 4.0-Competence Center Augsburg is part of »Mittelstand-Digital«. »Mittelstand-Digital« informs small and medium-sized companies about the opportunities and challenges of digitalization. The supported competence centers help with expert knowledge, demonstration centers, best practice examples, and networks that serve to exchange experiences. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy enables the free use of all offers of »Mittelstand-Digital«.

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