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Fraunhofer intelligent manufacturing center launched in Shanghai

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-16 14:10

SHANGHAI - China's first Fraunhofer intelligent manufacturing center will be established in Shanghai, according to an agreement signed Saturday.

The deal was signed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Lingang Area Development Administration and German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA).

Authorities of Shanghai Lingang Area have provided substantial support for the center, said Thomas Bauernhansl Fraunhofer, head of IPA.

The center aims to build itself into a world-leading industrial 4.0 manufacturing center.

After completion, it will help solve technological problems in the field of intelligent manufacturing for companies from China and Germany and help cultivate talent in the field as well as provide exchange opportunities for students from Chinese and German universities.

Fraunhofer is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization and its institute IPA develops and optimizes solutions for a wide range of different tasks in science and engineering.

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