Artificial Intelligence for Digital Twins

AI4DZ German-Dutch Field Lab

 "Artificial Intelligence for Digital Twins" (AI4DT) is the joint research network that connects the Dutch region of Noord-Brabant and Baden-Württemberg. The focus of the initiative is the cross-border networking of companies and research institutions, the support of small and medium-sized enterprises in opening up markets and the transfer of solutions and knowledge in the areas of smart industries, digital twin, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 into application. 

The aim is to identify digitisation potential in companies, share knowledge, initiate corporate partnerships and realise new solutions in implementation projects. This will be achieved through joint B2B networking events, professional trainings, discussions, seminars and onsite visits from 2021. B2B matchmaking will take place virtually on the AI4DT platform in joint events or in individual discussions (1:1 meetings). However, such meetings are also possible on site in the field labs of Werk150, the factory on the campus of ESB Business School and on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven.


The project thus pursues the goals:

  •  to network companies in the field of digital twin and AI and to support B2B matchmaking,

  • to show potential benefits with demonstrators in the regional field labs,

  • to provide companies, especially SMEs, with low threshold access to solutions, experts and knowledge,

  • to promote the dissemination of scientific results and make them available,

  • to initiate the use of economic potentials in SMEs by initiating projects and implementing them using existing funding formats for applied research and transfer, and

  • to stimulate the establishment of cooperations (companies, research institutions, transfer centres) in the B2B sector.


Attendance is free of charge.

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 Our project partners

 The establishment and operation of the AI4DT network is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Dutch Province of Noord-Brabant, as well as the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Reutlingen Center for Industry 4.0 at Reutlingen University, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, IPA and the Steinbeis Innovation Center also participate in the network. Also involved are regional networks such as the Dutch Smart Industry NL and Brainport Industries as well as the Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg and advisory centres such as the Steinbeis Europa Zentrum.

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