The Network Smart Production

Eye to Eye with Global Players

The Mannheim MAFINEX Technology-Center is joining the new Netzwerk Smart Produktion that officially has now started with 28 partners. This is going to make the metropolitan area Rhine –Neckar an international hotspot for digitalization and Industry 4.0.

From innovative startups to manufacturing mid-sized companies to three universities and global players from this region, the entire range of possible partners is covered. Mg: Mannheimer gründungszentrum gmbh is also part of this network and the opening event took place on the premises of the MAFINEX Technology Center.

„As Head of the MAFINEX Center I am pleased that the opening event of this pioneering network took place here”, says Dr. Claudia Rabe, executive manager of mg:gmbh.“ What better place for such an event than a center that is home to innovation, technology and infused with the startup spirit? The fundamental changes industrial production methods are going through and the ongoing process of digitalization of businesses, of course, impact the MAFINEX Technology Center in its strategic orientation.“, continues Claudia Rabe. “The Netzwerk Smart Produktion offers optimal potential for contacts that hold the promise of immense value creation for the companies.“

For everyday life at the center this means:  making a clear selection of startups, establishing a focus for what kind of events are to be offered at the center and integrating them into viable networks. Claudia Rabe is proud that already four companies of the center are among the 28 founding partners. “I am very confident that this number will go up in the next few months.”

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