Since 2009, ZeMA has been present in Saarbrücken with more than 120 employees and over 2900m2 of managed hall space for application examples in Saarland. The research area includes two industrial halls and various areas. The digital factory that is aimed for Industry 4.0, digitisation and AI application in production. The research division for sensors and actuators is also located in the halls. Furthermore, another section covers various robotics applications.
ZeMA is a cooperative research institute that can serve as a cooperation platform for relevant research activities. In particular, the proximity to the institutes and chairs, e.g. of computer science as well as logistics, enables application-oriented research in the field of future digitalized factories and the environment of Industry 4.0. This not only attracts national and international research partners but also strengthens Saarland’s science and technology location. Also, local industrial companies and SMEs can be promoted.
Various spin-offs and research partners have also settled in the ZeMA premises, thus taking advantage of the direct proximity to the institute and linking up with the infrastructure.