05. July 2016

MICA.network kick-off: Networkers advance their business models further

Around 50 representatives from various companies and sectors attended the MICA.network kick-off event in Hannover.

The collaborative MICA network has commenced its activities. Numerous users, providers and developers now met for the first time on Thursday at the Robotation Academy in Hannover. The network aims to further develop and raise the profile of ‘Industrie 4.0’ and IoT applications.

“The community seeks to encourage regular exchange between all participants, very much in line with the principle of collaborative networking,” remarked Dr. Jan Regtmeier, Director of Product Management at HARTING IT Software Development. A total of 14 companies in the MICA network are already relying on MICA as a future-oriented basis for their own system solutions and wish to develop it as part of the MICA network, as they highlighted in various presentations at the inaugural event. These companies include akquinet tech@spree, Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik, Cybus, Dimension Data, Favendo, Nemetris, IMMS, iTiZZimo, Logi.cals, PCO, Salt and Pepper, SDI Project Automation and TechniaTranscat.

The participating companies contribute expertise and decades of experience from a wide range of sectors of industry covering intralogistics, the supply chain, decentral MES solutions, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, the integration of existing machinery and plant fleets into modern IT systems, after-sales service, improvement of machinery efficiency, wireless sensor networks and augmented reality.

All solutions benefit from MICA’s concept of open hardware and software. Users can develop and enhance such solutions themselves or rely on existing modules through collaboration in the MICA.network. “The network is a win-win situation – the experts present their own applications but also benefit from the solutions of other network participants,” added Regtmeier.

The founding members are seeking to drive forward ideas about MICA. User meetings and the development of joint offerings and marketing activities are planned.
Further information can be found at www.harting-mica.com.


The HARTING Technology Group is a worldwide leading providing of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of “Power, Signals and Data“ with a total of 13 production locations, as well as business units and representations in 43 countries across the globe. Moreover, the company also produces cash desks and checkout systems, electro mobility components, in addition to hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2014/15 business year, some 4200 employees generated sales of EUR 567 million.