Future Factory: innovating the manufacturing industry

Researcher using new manufacturing technology in the Future Factory Managed by the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, the Future Factory is a joint effort between SAP and industrial partners to foster co-innovation, research, and development for the manufacturing industry.
Using a real-world setting, the Future Factory in Dresden presents leading edge software and hardware with different scenarios, SAP products, and prototypes in a typical discrete manufacturing environment.
Several use cases demonstrate the potential for information technology to optimize manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics operations. With more than 20 partners, including large, midsize, and small companies, the Future Factory constitutes a heterogeneous and strong ecosystem of market and technology leaders. The Future Factory is located at the SAP Lab in Dresden, Germany.

The major goal of the Future Factory as a Living Labs is to run joint co-innovation projects with partners and customers in the domain of manufacturing and logistics. The projects aim on impacting existing or new products and services at SAP or at its partners. The Future Factory showcases the project results and offers guided tours to interested customers and partners. If you feel engaged just contact us.


Areas of focus

The Future Factory is currently focused on the following areas of co-innovation:

  • Digital Factory
    Gaining full transparency and insight into all manufacturing processes is a premise for continuous improvement. The Future Factory addresses the challenges around data acquisition, system integration, and visualization.
  • Collaboration
    Collaboration within and across enterprise boundaries is becoming increasingly important as value creation is more and more distributed. The usage of mobile devices enables an easy and fast way to access relevant data and information along the whole supply chain.
  • Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M)
    Machine-to-Machine communication allows the access of device, process and environmental information in real time. Therefore, it creates an essential basis for decisions making as well as an improved and optimized activator for business processes.


Preview the Virtual Future Factory in Dresden

 

Contact Us

Learn how your organization can participate:

SAP AG
Chemnitzer Straße 48
01187 Dresden, Germany

E-mail: futurefactory@sap.com
SAP Co-Innovation Lab

 

Future Factory Partners

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SAP Co-Innovation Lab Sponsors

 

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