31 Mar '15, 10am

Fraunhofer IAO patent analysis finds China leading in Industry 4.0

Fraunhofer IAO patent analysis finds China leading in Industry 4.0 31 March 2015 Part of Fraunhofer IAO’s China TechWatch research project involves analyzing developments in Chinese technology. The project’s first white paper reveals that China is way out in front when it comes to patent applications for the basic technologies needed for Industry 4.0. Purely in terms of the number of patents filed, China has now far outstripped the United States and Germany. Since 2013, Chinese inventors have filed more than 2,500 patents in this field, putting China way ahead of the United States (1,065 patents) and Germany (441), with China’s efforts accelerating. Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0, says consultancy Roland Berger, emphasizes the idea of consistent digitization and linking of all productive units in an economy. While IT systems today are already at the heart of the production syst...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/03/20150331-iao.html

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