BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH
BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA) is an engineering research institute developing technical and organizational solutions for tasks from various areas of production technology as well as from other related scientific disciplines and puts them into practice both in SMEs as well as multinational companies. The institute is directly linked to the University of Bremen, Faculty of Production Technology. The research unit “ICT applications for production (IKAP)” prepares, develops and realises methods and tools to support co-operative, inter-organisational enterprise networks. The research concentrates on efficient and effective collaborative design and production processes by applying innovative information and communication technologies (ICT). For more than 20 years, BIBA has been exploring what is understood today as “Industry 4.0” – the technological and organisational challenges, as well as the opportunities presented by the digitalisation of logistics and production processes and how human beings fit into these processes. The department Intelligent ICT for Co-operative Production deals with the application of ICT to develop and implement co-operative networks. Within this context, the acquisition, provision and transformation of process and product-related information are considered.