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  • Global Growth Industry 4.0 Accelerator Program - Additive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one of the key elements of industry 4.0 allowing for completely new ways of designing and producing parts. Especially for countries such as Norway with a high labor cost and even more in times of the corona pandemics and challenged international supply chains AM can be an ideal solution to increase value creation.

    Norwegian version. 

    Germany and especially the Munich area is considered the hotspot of AM technologies in Europe and the headquarter for many international market leaders.

    What is IAP?

    The Industry 4.0 Acceleration Program is a program developed by Innovation Norway Germany that seeks to give Norwegian companies access to hands-on, result-driven and company specific programs targeting industry 4.0 technologies and how they can be best applied. Our aim is to build a program that has a well-balanced mix of targeted group sessions and 1:1 interaction with world leading experts. We focus on technical competence, real scenarios and a hands-on output per company. Review sessions and workshops towards company specific use-cases will support participating companies in achieving tangible and practical AM results. This program is limited 6 participating companies.

    Why you should join?

    The current Covid-19 crisis has emphasized even further the importance of not just the technical application of digital tools and methods but most importantly the ability to build resilient and innovative new products that increase the value creation locally and reduce supply-chain independence. AM and design for AM has innumerous possibilities to re-think and re-design products, understanding this value and how to best use it, can give your company a huge competitive edge by delivering more efficient and robust products.

    Key take-aways

    • Understand today’s possibilities to leverage the benefits of 3D printing
    • Identifying company specific parts that can generate value-add through AM and learn how to maximize the impact of AM to your business
    • Part specific project work regarding design for AM
    • Part specific analysis of material, cost and quality aspects of identified parts
    • Development of AM prototypes and concrete business cases
    • Individual project reports & roadmaps

    Who should join

    The program targets specifically manufacturing companies from all industrial sectors that have identified AM as an interesting path to develop the companies’ product portfolio. Since the program covers technical as well as strategic and operational aspects it is advised that these levels of the participating companies also join the program at some point throughout the program.

    Time commitment

    The program has an expected duration of 12 weeks seeks however to be as flexible as possible according to the best practical support for participating companies.


    Flexible program start throughout 2022.


    The cost per participating company is NOK 50.000 for the full program.


    Martin Nietz 

    Deputy Director – Head of Business Development DACH – Innovation Norway Germany 

    Phone: + 49 1714260170  

    E-mail: martin.nietz@innovationnorway.no 


    The program is organized in partnership with SIVA, Norsk Katapult and Ocean Innovation Catapult Center. 


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