LEAD Factory Institute of Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM), Graz University of Technology, Austria


LEAD Factory, Institute of Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM), Graz University of Technology, Austria


Operational Status

Professor: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Ramsauer

  • In operation since 2014
  • 5 Research Assistants
  • 2 Student Assistant
  • > 450 students trained in courses ranging from 3 hours to 3 days
  • Several courses with industrial companies
  • > 120 training days

Latest developments

  • Implementation of an intelligent milk-run system
  • Development of Augmented Reality Applications
  • Digitalization of energy efficiency
  • Integration of sensors observing environmental conditions

Topics for research and training

  • Holistic concept of agility to proactively prepare for uncertainties
  • Age appropriate worker assistance and workplace design
  • Teaching concepts based on skill requirement of the workforce of the future
  • Lean Management: Lean principles, logistics principles, 5S, value stream mapping, line balancing, shop floor management, etc.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy measurements, methods to decline energy consumption
  • Agility: Uncertainty and its impact on manufacturing, monitoring to early detect and fast react, governance & organization, strategic alignment, operational agility levers
  • Digitalization: Digitalization technologies, implementation of digitalization projects and strategy, digital business models


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