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The GEMIMEG-II research project receives 12 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics and aims to develop standards for secure data communication for the German economy.

To ensure that the high quality level "Made in Germany" also applies in a digitalized world, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), together with other research partners and companies, has launched the GEMIMEG-II project, which is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with 12 million euros. With the title "Safe and robust calibrated measurement systems for the digital transformation", the 13 partners involved want to develop reliable standards to ensure reliable communication of digital data, information and certificates in the processes of the quality infrastructure. The project will run for three years. The overarching goal is to drive forward the digital transformation and strengthen Germany as a business location.

Digital data traffic creates opportunities for new business models such as trade in measurement data or new services on an almost daily basis. Entire production processes in industry are already fully networked or have digital twins in the cloud - keyword Industry 4.0. Even measuring devices are already inextricably intertwined with digital technology and automated data processing. This upheaval poses a major challenge to the sophisticated system of quality infrastructure.

In order to be able to continue to guarantee the safety of and confidence in measured values, PTB is significantly advancing digitization in metrology: within the GEMIMEG work program, the introduction of the Digital Calibration Certificate developed at PTB into international metrology institutes and bodies plays a central role. A Digital Calibration Certificate contains calibration information in a structure that can be understood by computers and can be secured with a digital seal. In this way, the information it contains can be read directly in digital systems and used further in an automated manner.

Another focus is on work to create digital twins, for example for the 20 MNm torque standard measuring device currently being set up at the Competence Center for Wind Energy. In order to be able to handle these central tasks, ten additional positions have been created for the duration of the project.

Among the project partners are large industrial companies such as Bosch, Siemens, Telekom and Zeiss, as well as the Fraunhofer Society (Heinrich Hertz Institute Berlin), several small and medium-sized enterprises and two universities. In the preliminary project GEMIMEG-I, they had already identified the needs of the industrial partners for the research services to be provided on the topic of "Industry 4.0".

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