Implementing Industry 4.0

The rise of digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, has transformed the machines and IT systems that are connected in the value chain. The connected systems on a cyber-physical platform not only interact with one another using the internet but also analyze critical data, predict failure, and adapt to important changes, improving the overall efficiency of the systems and minimizing risks. Industry 4.0 is transforming production, leading to greater productivity, and is changing traditional production relationships among suppliers, producers, customers and importantly, between humans and machines. QLeap Academy has partnered with Fraunhofer IWU, Germany to conduct a two-day training program on Industry 4.0. This program is aimed at manufacturers, technology managers and top management who want to adopt elements of Industry 4.0 that are implemented by companies in Europe and USA. The program will combine case studies and practical experiences from top scientists in the field and will highlight the state-of-the-art technological advances, processes and strategy.

April 29-30, 2019
May 3-4, 2019
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What you will learn

  • Gain a thorough insight on current state-of-the-art smart manufacturing
  • Understand the 9 pillars of Technology Advancement
  • Evaluate the importance of Research and Social Influence to Industry 4.0
  • Study the Core Concepts of Industry 4.0 (Cyber Physical Production Systems, Industrial Internet of Things)
  • Find the gaps between current reality and the vision of Industry 4.0
  • Make your own assessment on ‘Manufacturing Maturity Index’
  • Identify functions that will be replaced by intelligent systems
  • List the steps to be taken for being Industry 4.0 ready

Who is it for?

  • CXOs
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Heads of R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Chief Technologists and Innovation Leaders
  • Senior Scientists of Research Institutes
  • Corporate Planners and Strategists
  • Heads of New Venture Development
  • Other senior managers with leadership responsibility


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt studied at the TU Braunschweig and has held various positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU since 1997. He received his doctorate in 2012 from the Technical University of Chemnitz on the subject of redundant machine tool structures. Since 2015, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt has held the chair professorship for Machine Tool Development and Adaptive Controls at the TU Dresden. In addition to his work at the TU Dresden, he is currently head of department for cyber-physical production systems at the Fraunhofer IWU.

Rajesh Shankar Priya

Rajesh Shankar Priya is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Technical Cybernetics at Fraunhofer IWU. He has studied in UK, Germany and Russia. He has over 15 years of experience in Systems Engineering mainly in Aerospace and Mechatronic systems. He was the Head of Technology Management at Fraunhofer IMW and was responsible for key technology transfer with Asian companies. He has recently submitted his Engineering Doctorate Thesis in Value Chain at one of the top 50 universities in the world. He has project management experience in working with over 25 countries across all the continents.


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Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization having 72 institutes located throughout Germany with an annual research budget of 2.3 billion euros. Fraunhofer is known for shaping technology and designing products that significantly impact lives of people. Fraunhofer Institute of Machine Tools and Forming Technology is a leading institute within Fraunhofer for resource-efficient and intelligent production system for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors.

Technical University Dresden

The Technical University Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest and leading Technical Universities in Germany. It is one of eleven German universities which succeeded in earning the title of a "University of Excellence". The university has 18 faculties in 5 schools offering courses in 122 disciplines. There are 33,500 students enrolled at TUD with about one-eighth’s of its students come from abroad.