15 September 2022
ICNAP Study Report 2021
International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production, Aachen
2021 was an exciting year for ICNAP: despite the COVID-19-related challenges, the community managed to hold its ground with its 24 partners from the industry. Now it is taking big steps towards 30 partners. At ICNAP, we are convinced that only a strong cooperation between research partners, producing companies and digital enablers can meet the challenges of today. Even more, this is relevant when regarding the inter-disciplinary topic of Networked, Adaptive Production. ICNAP is the ideal platform for networking and collaboration within this area. A great response from industry confirms this view. Particularly noteworthy are the five ICNAP studies that were conducted in 2021. When deciding on the topics of these studies, we rely on the competencies and necessities of our industrial partners: all topics are exclusively determined by a voting process including all community members. This ensures the industrial relevance of the ICNAP research topics. After a short introduction, this report presents the results of those studies, realized in a collaborative effort within the ICNAP community. With this report we hope to bring ICNAP a little closer to you. More information can be found at www.icnap.de.