UpperRhine 4.0

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Trinational Industry 4.0 Network of Excellence

The fourth industrial revolution is underway. The digitalization and networking of value chains over the entire lifecyle of products are the main issues when it comes to the future feasibility of industry. For SMEs and SMIs these developments are not easy to accomplish as expertise and resources, among other things, are lacking. This is where the crossborder UPPER RHINE 4.0 project comes in.

The main activities of the project are focused on networking and cooperation, technology partnerships, qualification of employees, increase of competitiveness and the creation of new opportunities for businesses in the Upper Rhine region. The crossborder network supports SMEs and SMIs in the transition of industry to the future. The long-term aim is to position the region as a reference area and technological showcase for the future in Europe.


Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Strasbourg

Project partners

  • Furtwangen University
  • Alsace Digitale
  • Alsace Innovation
  • AlsaceTech
  • BaselArea.Swiss
  • CCI Alsace Eurométropole
  • Fachhochschule NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
  • Hightech Zentrum Aargau
  • Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
  • Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Rhénatic, Pôle numérique en Alsace
  • Université de Haute Alsace
  • Université de Strasbourg

Associated partners

  • ADIRA, Agence de développement d'Alsace
  • Bwcon - Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V.
  • CAFA-RSO: Club d'Affaires franco-allemand du Rhin-Supérieur
  • CONNECT Dreiländereck
  • Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg (DHBW)
  • Eucor – The European Campus
  • Haute-Ecole Arc
  • Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
  • microTEC Südwest e.V.
  • REGION Grand Est
  • Société Industrielle de MULHOUSE
  • WRO – Wirtschaftsregion Ortenau


The project is funded within the framework of the "Science offensive 2016" application of the INTERREG V A Oberrhein (2014-2020) Programme with European Funds for Regional Development (EFRE) funding.


  • European Regional Development Fund (EFRE)
  • Program INTERREG V A Upper Rhine
  • Swiss Confederation


A brief overview of the project and the planned activities can be found here:
brief overview

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