Smart Maintenance

Smart Maintenance Community

Production plants are becoming increasingly complex and networked and require comprehensive IT know-how for operation and maintenance. Digitization is the criterion that distinguishes successful companies from less successful ones. The sustainable safeguarding of value creation through production and investment in new production sites with modern facilities in Europe will depend on how we succeed in setting up our production digitally.

No company can master this task alone. This requires a wide range of skills and cross-company cooperation with perfectly fitting business models.

The Smart Maintenance Community pursues the goal of providing comprehensive support to companies in securing and expanding their production sites by closely networking application-oriented research and rapid, industrial deployment. Smart Maintenance is the enabler that drives and ensures the necessary digital transformation processes.

What we offer

We help you to answer your questions, define the individual requirements for your company and take the right steps.



Research takes place in the community in many different ways. Find the alternative that best suits your company and your requirements.


Education + Training

We focus on the further training of your employees. With us you can experience both management and technology topics in a practice-oriented way.


Executive Board of the SMC

Frank Ryll

Contact Press / Media

Dr.-Ing. Frank Ryll


Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Sandtorstr. 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-413

Thomas Heller

Contact Press / Media

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heller


Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 2-4
44227 Dortmund, Germany

Phone +49 231 9743-444