Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 Driver Licence

The leading international training programme for industry 4.0 and digitalisation.
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4 reasons why systematical qualification is needed for your company:


Former digitalisation and industry 4.0 projects were unsuccessful.


Employees or managers do not recognize the benefits of digitalisation and industry 4.0.


Digitalisation and industry 4.0 are interpreted in an inconsistent way.


Digitalisation and industry 4.0 are seen as pure technological challenge.

Let’s put an end to the so-called buzzword bingo.

Our digitalisation and industry 4.0 driver licence is the leading international training programme which is based on a modular structure and a holistic concept. 

Driver licences are needed to move and control important objects. This is the essential idea behind our training concept.

Many conferences, meetings and workshops are being held about industry 4.0 worldwide. Most of those events are superficial, too general and not implementation-oriented.

The digitalisation and industry 4.0 driver licence is designed as profound and practical-oriented training for companies of any industry. Systematically introducing all participants to concepts, technologies and mindsets of digitalisation is the aim of our training programme.

Specific approaches, technologies and use cases for industry 4.0 and digitalisation will be shown in our trainings. In the course of three courses all essential facets of the digital transformation are being examined. Additionally we will look at evolutionary processes for implementation and discuss it afterwards.

Precise operative questions take centre stage. 

Structure of our digitalisation and industry 4.0 driver licence:
  • three interrelated courses 1 - 3
  • two days of training for each course
  • online exam after completing course 3
  • offered as open training or in-house workshop

Our certificate: Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 Driver Licence

As with a vehicle driver licence, the digitisation and industry 4.0 driver licence also concludes with a final exam. This exam can be completed online and consists of 25 open questions that proves the acquired industry 4.0 understanding of the attendees. The purpose of the final exam is to show the individual learning progress and to underline the qualitative foundation of the training.
Course 1
Course 1

Module 1

Development of the industry 4.0 concept

Module 2

Basics of digitalisation

Module 3

Big Data

Module 4

Internet of Things and Services

Module 5

Industrie 4.0 Matrix

Module 6

Horizontal and vertical integration

Module 7

Research and Development 4.0

Module 8

Production 4.0

Module 9

Logistics 4.0

Module 10

Business model innovation 4.0


Course 1 is an in-depth introduction to industry 4.0 and digitalisation. It covers both, the enabling technologies like IoT and Big Data, and the related industry changes in the consequence of digitalisation. The course provides a strong conceptual foundation for the whole topic and covers major digitalisation challenges related to production, R&D, logistics and business models.

Key questions:
  • Why is it important to act early? How does digitalisation change the world?
  • Which development roadmaps are possible with industry 4.0?
  • What new possibilities are created for the production environment, logistics and R&D?
  • Why are new business models the major challenge of industry 4.0?
  • To get an structured and systematic understanding of industry 4.0.
  • To understand enabling technologies of industry 4.0.
  • To learn about technological and non-technological challenges related to industry 4.0.
  • To understand potential use cases of industry 4.0.
Course 2
Course 2

Module 1

Wrap-up course 1

Module 2

Quality management 4.0

Module 3

Maintenance 4.0

Module 4

After sales services 4.0

Modul 5

Business analytics and data mining

Modul 6

Ecosystems 4.0

Modul 7

Horizontal und vertical integration II

Modul 8

Robotics 4.0

Modul 9

Autonomous Systems

Modul 10

Employment and workplace 4.0


Course 2 is the next step towards a comprehensive understanding of industry 4.0 concepts and technologies. The course focuses on digital potentials in important functions like quality management, maintenance, after sales and business development. Additionally, the implementation of a fully data-driven company is addressed from different angles.

Key questions:
  • How can data-driven maintenance help to increase efficiency and to safe money?
  • What kind of additional business opportunities arise from digital after sales services?
  • Why is it important for companies to become part of a digital ecosystem?
  • How will autonomous systems and sensitive robots change the way how factories are organized?
  • How is industry 4.0 changing the role and the meaning of employees and work?
Benefits :
  • To understand the digital relations between different company functions.
  • To understand and to learn about the value of data along the whole value chain.
  • To understand the digital impact of industry 4.0 for future industry structures.
  • To learn about new revenue potentials of digital business models.
  • To understand the human factor behind digitalisation and industry 4.0.
Course 3
Course 3

Module 1

Wrap-up courses 1+2

Module 2

Human-machine collaboration

Module 3

Assistance systems, augmented reality and virtual reality

Module 4

Cloud Computing and service orientation

Module 5

Software system environment

Module 6

Change management for industry 4.0

Module 7

IT security

Module 8

Continuous and digital engineering

Module 9

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing

Module 10

Digital implementation management


Course 3 is the final training course of the digitalisation and industry 4.0 driver licence. After the completion of this course, participants are invited to take an online exam to confirm their acquired competence on industry 4.0 and digitalisation. Course 3 is mainly focused on the implementation challenges of industry 4.0 projects. Thereby, the course covers crucial aspects of change management, agile project management and the whole IT system environment of a fully digitalised company.

Key questions:
  • How is Human-Machine Collaboration changing the work organisation?
  • Why does it make sense to consider AR/VR for future factory setups?
  • How can Cloud Computing improve the IT infrastructure with more exibility and scalability?
  • What needs to be considered for new IT environments and security mechanisms?
  • Why is digital engineering a crucial part of industry 4.0?
  • Which applications should be considered for additive manufacturing?
  • Why is Change Management the critical success factor for all industry 4.0 activities?
  • To understand different implementation options of industry 4.0 projects.
  • To understand the IT setup behind industry 4.0 projects.
  • To understand the structure, design and organisation of industry 4.0 transformations.
  • To understand the necessity of cloud systems for industry 4.0.
  • To understand how digital assistant systems empower worker and processes.
  • To get a full picture of industry 4.0 from a practioner’s perspective.

SPECIAL FEATURES of our digitalisation and industry 4.0 driver licence

From practitioners for practitioners

Trainings are solely developed and conducted by experts who know how the industry is working.

Practical and implementation oriented

Digitalisation is not an end in itself. Our goal is your implementation success.

Scientific foundation

current surveys, findings and concepts are essential parts of our trainings.

Cross functional perspective

Merging of technological, strategic, organisational and HR related topics.

Holistic perspective

more than 25 thematic fields in order to allow a holistic understanding for industry 4.0 and digitalisation.

Interdisciplinary perspective

In order to see the bigger picture.

This is our promise to you:

After attending our trainings …

  • you will have a systematical understanding for technologies, concepts and applications of industry 4.0.
  • You will know specific approaches for industry 4.0 in your company.
  • You will be able to push digital transformation processes in your company.

Target group: (soon-to-be) CEOs, managers, project managers and employees of following departments: production, logistics, supply chain, HR, product management, marketing, sales, innovation management, communication, R&D, business development