Project brief

In the InasPro project, ITA is developing and testing a transformation concept together with partner institutions. The focus is on the selection and implementation of digitization technologies in different life cycle phases in work systems of production companies. The development is based on the premise of implementing humane working conditions within a coherent organisational framework. This ensures socially acceptable work design and ergonomic and health-promoting working conditions.

In the context of Industry 4.0, digitisation technologies offer new potential for companies. In order to make the best possible use of the effects of these technologies, the selection and implementation in the company should be carried out in a targeted and planned manner. Due to the large number of digitization technologies available, however, it is difficult to assess the effects. An isolated consideration of technologies is not sufficient. Rather, the effects of the technology must be considered both in the context of people and organization and over several product life cycle phases such as development, production, assembly and after-sales. In order to meet the above-mentioned challenges, the research project will develop and test an approach for a transformation concept that spans all life cycle phases together with practice partners from medium-sized companies. The aim is to identify digitization technologies and strategies for individual companies and to implement them under consideration of employee-friendly working conditions.

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Project title

InAsPro - Integrated work system design in digitalized production companies

Duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2020

Project partners

  • Institute for Technology and Work (ITA) e.V.
  • Braun Maschinenbau GmbH
  • enbiz engineering and business solutions GmbH
  • Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Konsortialführer)
  • Seibel Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Wirtgen GmbH
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Lehrstuhl für Virtuelle Produktentwicklung (VPE)
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnik und Betriebsorganisation Kaiserslautern (FBK)


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the programme "Work in the digitalised world". The author is responsible for the content of this publication.

Contact person

M. Sc. Stephanie Dupont