BaSys 4.0 – first open-source imple-mentation for Industrie 4.0 available

Press Releases / March 27, 2019

In the initiative “Platform Industrie 4.0”, the German government is bundling activities aimed, among other things, at the standardization of the architecture and interfaces for Industrie 4.0 solutions. An open-source reference implementation of the “asset administration shell” standardized at the end of 2018 is provided by the project BaSys 4.0, which is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Re-search (BMBF). The middleware represents an important basis for bringing flexibility and efficiency to production plants. The project BaSyx, which is hosted by the platform of the Eclipse Foundation, can be used freely by companies to build their own solutions. The currently available programming languages are Java and C++.

At Hannover Messe from 1 to 5 April, Fraunhofer IESE will show a demonstrator in Hall 2, Booth C22, with solutions that run under BaSyx and that illustrate the benefits and application possibilities.

In order to further push development, BMBF has launched a funding program that addresses primarily small and medium-sized enterprises. If interested, you can find out more about this at Hannover Messe on 2 April 2019 at 1 p.m. in room Sydney at the event “BaSys 4.0 on Tour”.



Links to more information:

BaSys 4.0 project website:

Eclipse BaSyx project:

BaSys 4.0 funding opportunities:


About BaSys 4.0

BaSys 4.0 is the Industrie 4.0 open-source middleware that has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since 2016. In the project BaSys 4.0, Fraunhofer IESE is collaborating with 14 partners from research and industry to realize central concepts and standards of the Platform Industrie 4.0. The goal of the project is the development of a basic system for production plants that realizes efficient changeability of a manufacturing process as a central challenge of Industrie 4.0.