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Technological Trends in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a promising development, offering excellent opportunities to industrial companies. IIoT is by no means an end to itself: It can be a contributing factor towards the achievement of corporate goals and offers an opportunity for differentiation in the global market. Still, a major challenge is to recognize relevant technological trends and to be prepared to make best use of possible business cases in the future.

Our study

This study aims at examining coming changes and trends in business that are driven by IIoT. The goal of the study is to provide assistance in navigating the ‘jungle’ of different approaches and concepts towards this topic. It achieves this goal thanks to close collaboration of partners from science (EBS Business School), industry associations (VDMA - Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.), trade fairs (Deutsche Messe AG) and management consultants (Horváth & Partners), who enable an examination of the topic IIoT from all relevant points of view.

Target group

  • Companies in the manufacturing industry
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital(ization) Officer, Director of R&D as well as Director of IT, Director of operations, Director of operations scheduling

Your participation options

Participation by paper questionnaire: completion and return of the present questionnaire to the contact listed below.

Participation by online questionnaire:


All participants have the opportunity to receive a report on the insights gained through this study.


Your answers are treated with strict confidentiality: Answers will only be analyzed in anonymized and aggregated form, therefore no identification of individual participants or companies is possible.

Christoph Munck
Research Director Innovation Management
+49 611 7102 1380
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