Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Prozesse

General Information

The FTK e.V. is the consortium leader of the Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Prozesse (Trans.:  SME 4.0 Agency Processes). The agency is funded in the course of the support initiative "Mittelstand 4.0 - Digitale Produktions- und Arbeitsprozesse" by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).


In the course of the increasing digitalization of the economy it is the objective of the Agency to identify, inform and redact new business areas regarding the subject areas of processes, process management and resources. The competitiveness especially of medium sized companies and craft businesses will be strengthened and more importantly maintained.


The focus of the project work is a general comprehensible representation of sample processes from technical areas regarding processes, process management and resources on the basis of a certain question from different stakeholders in companies, e.g.:

  • Acquisition and analysis of process data to shape up service oriented business models, for example when using sensors;
  • Variant management up to lot size 1, for example through an adequate configuration management for company software;
  • Changes in assembly processes through information and software technical competences;
  • Safety and Security along the digitalization of product chains (IT-Security)


  • Carrying out needs analysis on a regular basis via multipliers and companies to identify relevant specialized topics,
  • Creating brochures and handouts with generally comprehensible information about business oriented sample processes,
  • Offering different training formats (web-seminars, web-conferences) for multipliers,
  • Supporting presentations given by experts,
  • Giving expert lectures about specialized topics issued by the agency,
  • Establishment of work and research groups

Project Partner

  • FTK e.V. Research Institute for Telecommunications and Cooperation (consortium leader)
  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chemnitz
  • Technical University of Chemnitz – professorship for factory planning and operation
  • tti Technology Transfer and Innovation Promotion Magdeburg GmbH

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Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018