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  • Swarms of autonomous vehicles are the symbol for logistics 4.0. With the small, innovative "LoadRunner®" transport robot, scientists at Fraunhofer IML and TU Dortmund University have now developed an intelligent vehicle system to be used in intralogistics that shows its full strength in the swarm.

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  • Masses of people or virtual figures are more and more realistically animated in Hollywood films. The process behind that is called Motion Capturing – and it can also be used for locating objects within intralogistic systems. In the Innovation Laboratory Hybrid Services in Logistics the largest facility of its kind was recently put into operation.

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  • Take part in the Digital Logistics Award. Present your innovative digital logistics solution for the fields of production, trade, automotive, farm & food, mobility, the financial sector or for any other sectors and let your business idea become reality.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML together with eleven other project partners are receiving funding of around 10 million euros from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for the joint research project "Financial Big Data Cluster" (FBDC). The project aims to advance applications based on artificial intelligence (AI) for the financial sector.

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  • The project L4MS (Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs), funded by the European Commission, started on October 1, 2017. The aim of the project is to digitise intralogistics automation in factories so that suppliers of automation and logistics solutions can develop up to ten times faster and cheaper than at current prices.

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  • When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was planned, built and came into operation at CERN at the Swiss/French border close to Geneva, logistics proved to be a critical success factor. Planning, building and operating the LHC showcased the importance of logistic requirements for large-scale research infrastructures.

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  • Industry 4.0 is not only a competitive advantage for Germany but for Europe. For some time, Spain has massively invested in Industry 4.0 projects. The business’ interest in exchanging with German companies is large. Pilar Muñoz Juncosa, Commercial Counsellor at the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Berlin, about the significance of the European cooperation.

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  • At the “European Blockchain Institute NRW” (EURO-CHAIN), the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in cooperation with companies and other research institutions will be making a decisive contribution to the future advancement of blockchain technologies.

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