The Institut für Fabrikbetriebslehre und Unternehmensforschung (IFU) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig offers application-oriented research and teaching and successfully implements the results that have been developed into practice. The objectives are industrial and application-oriented basic research and the development of practical models, methods and tools.

The Center of Excellence for Lean Enterprise 4.0 offers a learning-conducive concept that connects research and practice to the Lean Enterprise and Industry 4.0 research fields and facilitates the transfer of this knowledge into industry and society. With this, IFU makes a valuable contribution to the training and further education of engineers of the future.

What does the Center of Excellence for Lean Enterprise 4.0 stand for?

The Center of Excellence is generally defined through perfection, achievement, exemplariness or first-class conduct. It performs fundamental work and further development as well as the testing and reviewing of concepts. We provide our specialist expertise for consultation and also offer training and continuing education for executives, specialists and employees.

Our Center of Excellence for Lean Enterprise 4.0 is unique in its unprecedented and successful integration of all areas of a manufacturing company into an integrated Industry 4.0 System, the Lean Enterprise 4.0, which is based on the latest insight and the highest competence.


  • First-class
  • Exemplary
  • Accomplished