Home > About Us

Shaping the Future

The 4th Industrial Revolution is triggered by technology, but what it actually will change is our business-models, our organizations and our way of working and living.

Smart Industry Forum has the mission to inspire, inform and assist decision makers in the manufacturing industry along the challenging Smart Industry migration-journey. For more background information, please visit Why We Do It, What We Do and How We Do It.

Heinz Gassner - Founding Director, Smart Industry Forum

“I warmly invite you to join the Smart Industry Forum network. Let‘s bundle our forces and capabilities for transforming challenges into business-opportunities.”

Heinz Gassner
Founding Director, Smart Industry Forum

The Network

Smart Industry Forum is an informal, non-profit network supported by complementary partners from the industrial, scientific and political community. For individuals, the membership is completely free of charge and can be cancelled any time*. For more information about the participating companies and organizations, click here.


Smart Industry Forum believes in the power of networking and is focusing on the following activities:

  • Hosting a premium annual summit as the source of inspiration.
  • Operating an exciting news service about relevant hot-topics.
  • Screening books, reports and videos throughout the world.
  • Collecting and publishing helpful white papers with how-to recommendations.
  • Providing a powerful “Innovation Radar” for high-beam leadership.
  • Speaking and participating on relevant events.

Coordination and Funding

Smart Industry Forum is managed by a small operational core team. Click here for more information.

The initiative is hosted by B&R Industrial Automation together with it’s co-hosting partners. Funding is based on annual contributions from the active partner-network as well as from the participation fees for the annual summits.

*) We reserve the right to deny or remove members, who are actively working against the networks goals, principles and interests.

Summit 2018

Join Us in Copenhagen June 7-8, 2018

Hosting Partners 2017

B&R Automation
Future Point of View
Cisco Systems

Stay Updated - Smart Industry Forum