Experience digital


Experience digital

European 4.0 Transformation Center

Located on the RWTH Aachen Campus, with its rich network of industry and research clusters, the European 4.0 Transformation Center offers you first-hand experience with Digital Business Transformation.

e.GO Mobile AG, the new e-mobility venture based on the success of StreetScooter, and the campus-based Demonstration Factory provide a powerful display of best-in-class processes, methods and capabilities in action between the digital and the physical world.

Practice Forum – Experience Digital Transformation

“Experience Digital Transformation”. This was the theme of the first practice forum organized by the European 4.0 Transformation Center together with their technology partners. With a total of more than 500 visitors, the Aachen Eurogress was as well-attended as the accompanying industrial show. At the joint stand of the Center, PTC, EPLAN, PSI Automotive & Industry and Bossard, visitors were able to come face-to-face with the connection of the digital and physical world.

Using the fascinating example of the Aachen startup e.GO Mobile AG, papers were presented about affordable e-mobility in the context of Industrie 4.0, for instance about agile product development based on consequently digitized processes.

A guided tour of the demonstration factory Aachen in the Cluster Smart Logistics, the birthplace of the e.GO cars, showed the innovative Industrie 4.0 solutions of the European 4.0 Transformation Center in action. The visitors could expand their network in addition to the expert input and were given an insight by the center experts how digital transformation can succeed.

“Once again, it has become clear that it’s necessary for companies to carve out a new way of thinking in order to remain competitive in the medium to long term”, was only one of the many positive feedback comments that encourage the Center to organize a practice forum again in 2017.

Digital Transformation for Development and Production of Electric Cars

The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC) which is part of the Cluster Smart Logistics on RWTH Aachen Campus under the direction of Dr. Rupert Deger deals with the question how to use digital processes for development and production of an electric car.

The video presents the E4TC and its work on the new Aachen electric car e.GO Life.

Professional Training
RWTH Certificate Course Chief Digital Officer

Digital Transformation is currently a high challenge for companies all over the world. To deal sucessfully with subjects like future development of digital processes, digital augmented products and services as well as business models, we would like to invite you to our new intensive course “Chief Digital Officer“.

Would you like to learn how to deal and push digital transformation and turn its opportunities into economic sucess?

So meet us in Aachen from March 13-15 (Module 1) and May, 30-31 2017.

Please find more information regarding the course programme and our speakers here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Digital Business Transformation Architecture

Digital Business Transformation occurs in business models, products and processes along a product’s lifecycle:

  • Marketing and Portfolio Definition
  • Product Development including Concept, Design and Validation
  • Sales
  • Production and the entire Supply Chain
  • Usage by the customer
  • Service in the after-sales-stage

This is tied to digital artefacts in four layers:

  • Create, including all types of design data and documents
  • Collaborate & Control, including all data management and process management information
  • Transact, including orders, bookings and resulting reports
  • Monitoring & Optimization of connected products, equipment and processes

The Industrial Practices in the European 4.0 Transformation Center make these transformations tangible, and allow interested companies to inspire their own holistic concept and roadmap for their business models, products, process and system architectures.

Partner Network

Our 4.0 Industrial Practices put proven digitalization use case combinations from System Engineering to Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management, Customer Success Platform and Internet of Things on display.

Numerous research partners and technology vendors provide expertise and share insight into key success factors across processes and IT-systems to help you define your digital business transformation efforts towards smart, connected products and closed-loop processes.

Research institutions and international companies form a powerful team complemented with potent partners.