Fraunhofer IPK is a Germany-based research organization that plays a key role in Germany’s rollout of Industry 4.0. It is one of the five German-based specialist organizations engaged by the Chinese government under it’s “Made in China 2025” initiative. The organization is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and employs over 370 research personnel. The IPK’s offerings range from product ideas to development, design, production and recycling. The organization’s scope of research is as follows.