The discussion about what Industrie 4.0 contributes to value creation is increasingly focusing on mechanisms of action and architectures of digital business models. Questions surrounding the added value it can bring to German industry, and how it can raise Germany’s competitiveness and quality of life, are being discussed by government, scientists, business associations and the social partners alike. Plattform Industrie 4.0 has therefore set up a new Working Group on Digital Business Models in Industrie 4.0 to address these questions and, through structured discussion between different stakeholders, to provide stimulus for action.

Our aim is to develop a collective understanding about the components and mechanisms involved in digital business models and about the opportunities they provide. Presenting examples, we will set out what digital business models already exist on the market and will analyse their architectures and the dynamics of the value creation networks upon which they are based. This input paper presents the first steps taken in this work, setting out initial results from our expert workshop on drivers of innovation in the goods-producing industry.

Quelle / Link: Drivers of innovation for digital business models