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The initiative „Mittelstand digital“ founds work group „work 4.0“

On August 1. the first meeting of the workgroup “work 4.0” took place in Jena. The natonwide Mittelstand 4.0-competence centres founded the work group as part of the initiative “Mittelstand digital” of the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Energy. Participants of the work group are, among others, the Institut für Technologie und Arbeit at the TU Kaiserslautern, the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management at the TU München, the model factory 3D printing at the Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena as well as the chair for ergonomics and innovation management at the TU Chemnitz. Katharina Rönick and Christopher Stockinger represent the competence centre Darmstadt.

The work group 4.0 is concerned with the digital transformation of work in small and medium sized businesses. It organises the exchange betwenn the Mittelstand 4.0 competence centres, creates an overview of the different offerings and develops guidelines for a uniform understanding.

Doctorate seminar 2017

The Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors held the 11th doctorate seminar from the 16th to the 18th of August. Doctorates, different leaders of research groups and Professor Bruder met at the Kurhaus Trifels, to turn their attention to the current doctorate topics in a focused work environment. The group discussed wide variate of ergonomic research concerned with Industry 4.0 and assistance systems, human-machine interactions in vehicles as well as data security in the internet and organisational development. A publication workshop and a hike through the surrounding woods complemented the seminar!