The Future of Manufacturing in High-Wage Countries

Focus group for continual exchange on digital technologies in manufacturing


Exchange with managers & experts from research & practice to gain new insights for your company



Increasing competition for sites in high-wage countries requires the use of digital technologies in manufacturing. During the transition towards a smart factory, many companies ask themselves, if they are on the right track and what other companies do similarly or differently.



We want to examine how other companies pursue manufacturing in the digital era and discuss digitalization success factors with practitioners & researchers. Moreover, we want to enable a structured exchange and learn from real use cases.
We apply our proven focus group approach to bring managers and experts from different companies and industries (no direct competitors) as well as from research together so that they get inspired by new ideas for digitalization at their manufacturing sites in high-wage countries.


You find more detailed information about our upcoming focus group on The Future of Manufacturing in High-Wage Countries and instructions on how to participate in the PDF flyer under the following weblink:

The Future of Manufacturing - Focus Group

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Benefits as a participant

As part of the focus group, you directly influence the meeting topics and derive new ideas for you company from the ITEM-HSG-guided knowledge exchange and company site visits.


In case you want to participate as a consortium partner or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Christian Elbe
Research Associate & PhD Candidate