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MPDV in Research and Teaching

IT and Smart Factory for Students


MPDV has been cooperating with colleges, universities, and research institutes for many years in order to convey topics related to the Smart Factory to teaching. This commitment aims at combining theory and practice and providing a hands-on approach to Industry 4.0. For this to work, some institutions use MPDV software in learning factories or laboratory environments to give students an insight into modern manufacturing IT. MPDV is also interested in participating in research projects to actively shape the future use of their products.

MPDV@University programs

  • Main focus: Theoretical introduction to Smart Factory topics
  • Teaching material:
    • The Basic Package contains slide deck, MES textbook, HYDRA guide and workbook. Screenshots of the software provide practical insight.
    • The Advanced Package additionally contains the board game "Smart Factory – The Game" and guest lectures by MPDV experts.
    • The Expert Package additionally includes an MPDV Smart Factory Demo illustrating processes and dependencies in the Smart Factory.

Practical insights: Learning factory at the DHBW Mosbach

The digital factory at the Cooperative State University DHBW Mosbach combines the world of manufacturing and the world of information. The Smart Factory has everything a real factory also has: ERP system, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA, and machines in the shop floor. With this hands-on approach, all processes can be vividly conveyed to the students.



MPDV is working on the project "Development of an innovative product line for the creation of the Smart Factory with the inclusion of AI and Big Data as well as through platformization and application of an ecosystem." and is funded by the Research Allowance (BSFZ).

Would you like further information about MPDV@University? We are happy to assist you!

If you are interested in a cooperation or if you need lecture material, do not hesitate to contact our MPDV@University team.