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The Future Food Factory OWL is an infrastructure project for the construction of an intelligent food factory on the premises of the Innovation Campus Lemgo funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Based upon the scientific excellence in the areas of Industry 4.0 and food technology, a unique research- und development environment is created on the Innovation Campus Lemgo, guided by the motto: „OWL – Where Food meets IT“.  This unique research competence now receives a home in the Future Food Factory OWL . As an intelligent factory at the highest technical level, it will be an important initiator of innovation beyond the borders of OWL. It is a research and demonstration platform for the Digital Transformation of the food industry, in which new technologies, products and production processes of the food sector can be developed and evaluated jointly.

The modern architecture featuring a large glass façade highlights its visibility, both internally and externally, and emphasizes the Future Food Factory OWL’s open environment for transfer und research. Designed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of food technologists, Industry 4.0-depelopers, facility managers and architects, the building will unite the different needs of research, transfer and qualification. At the same time, the open architecture and innovative spatial concept stimulate innovation and cooperation.

The Future Food Factory OWL is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with a total volume of approximately 10 million euros.

Grand opening on May 4, 2023

The Future Food Factory OWL - the new competence center for the digital transformation of food technology at the Innovation Campus Lemgo was ceremonially opened on May 4, 2023.

After a welcome by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl (President of the OWL University of Applied Sciences), Prof. Dr. Jan Schneider (Head of the Institute for Life Science Technologies - ILT.NRW) and greetings by Anna Katharina Bölling (District President Detmold), speakers from politics, science and industry presented their motivation and their goals regarding research and transfer.

After a discussion round, Prof. Dr. Jan Schneider opened the exhibition. Various projects could be viewed on the factory floor. Guided tours through the Future Food Factory OWL showed the working environment of the scientists.

Innovation im Zeitraffer - Video vom Bau der Future Food Factory OWL

Hier zu sehen ein Video vom Bau unserer Future Food Factory OWL, das neue Forschungsgebäude der Technischen Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Geplant und gebaut durch Schwörer Ingenieure GmbH und RSE+ Architekten Ingenieure GmbH, fand der Baustart im Mai 2021 statt. Nach rund zwei Jahren Bauzeit konnten wir Anfang des Jahres 2023 einziehen. Zum Projekt gehörten neben dem Rohbau des Gebäudes auch Personal für Management, Anlagenplanung und Marketing sowie der Betrieb der Werksanlagen. Auf 1500m2 denken, forschen und entwickeln wir nun aktuelle Lösungen für die Lebensmitteltechnologie der Zukunft.

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