Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Arts et Métiers ParisTech have now joined their strengths by the creation of the French-German Institute for “Industry of the Future” that was initiated by signing an MoU in April 2016. The new French-German Institute builds on a strong relationship between KIT and Arts et Métiers ParisTech spanning over 20 years in education through a double degree, joint PhDs, and summer schools. It aims at bringing together academics, industry, and start-ups on a collaborative platform in order to strengthen research, innovation, and higher education for the Industry of the Future.

At the 1st French-German Conference for Industry of the Future, scientists and industry representatives have discussed the impact of digitalization on industrial production.