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Industry 4.0 technology center


The Industry4.0 Technology Center (TC) was established by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as a subcontractor of the IFKA – IVSZ consortium with funding from the GINOP 1.1.3-16 project (Model Factory Project). The TK was established as part of the BME FIEK, currently it is operated in the cooperation of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Mechanical Engineering and Transport Engineering in a 260m2 area of BME Building I.

The main goal of the TC is to introduce the opportunities of using Industry4.0 technologies to as many Hungarian SMEs as possible and to provide practical knowledge for the implementation of an Industry4.0 investment. In addition to this, the main objective is to introduce the industrial digitalisation technologies and prepare students for their application. Thirdly, it is the mission of the TC to make the solutions presented available to as wide a range of students as possible. The TC’s mission is to ensure that the information presented is as widely available as possible, and it therefore organises many events to present Industry4.0 to the general public.


TC is currently presenting nearly 20 Industry4.0 solutions, some of which are working models of basic Industry4.0 technologies developed by university departments to solve industrial problems, and others are Industry4.0 solutions and products provided by our industrial partners, which have already been proven in practice and can even be purchased.


Open day: During the Open Day, anyone will have the opportunity to visit the Technology Centre. During the visit, visitors will be given a brief introduction to the concept and capabilities of Industry 4.0, as well as a complete tour of the Technology Centre, during which they will be able to see scenarios and Industry 4.0 solutions, briefly summarising their technical content and their place in Industry 4.0. Registrations for the open days can be made after prior announcement by email to ipar4@mail.bme.hu. The event is usually held on the first Friday of the month.

For students: Every semester, students at BME VIK have the opportunity to join the work in the TC in the framework of the Thematic Laboratory, Project Laboratory, Thesis or Diploma Project courses. Students can join IoT developments, either TC’s own projects or those of our corporate partners. Our topics include, for example, learning about the ThingWorx and MindSphere IoT platforms and solving an IoT development task.

For enterprises

The Industry 4.0 Model Factories flagship project offers a free programme that provides key practical experience and knowledge to productive micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to learn about Industry 4.0 technologies and their applicability, and thus increase their competitiveness.

Participants will receive a wide range of practical information and knowledge on the key topics of Industry 4.0, as well as practical help that, if applied properly, will help them increase their competitiveness: reduce operating costs, increase productivity and minimise passive production times. All this can help you to qualify as a supplier and enter new markets. A basic level of development is needed to apply the achievements of Industry 4.0, but the programme also helps to achieve this.


Nanotechnology, sensors

Activity of the research group:

Traditionally the main focus of the research group is on the research and development of electrochemical and optical biosensors and microfluidic systems. In the past few years, this is shifted towards optical, mainly plasmonic biosensors, that require the development of nanomaterial (nanocomposite) based sensor elements. Concerning sample handling, the focus is on polymer-based microfluidic systems.

Recent results:

In the framework of an international collaboration with CEITEC, Brno, we developed a novel gold nanoparticle – epoxy surface nanocomposite, that was successfully applied as a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensor element as a label-free nucleotide sensors. The nanocomposite was also tested as a SERS substrate (in collaboration with Wigner FK, Hungary). In one of the ongoing projects, it is currently applied for COVID-RNA detection with Raman-spectroscopy.

Special infrastructure:

Veeco diInnova atomic force microscope • Surface plasmon resonance imaging device • Avantes Avaspec 2048-4DT spectrophotometer, with 3 light sources (UV, VIS, NIR) + Avantes IR spectrometer and light source • Voltalab PGZ 301 és Voltalab PST50 potentiostats • Objet Eden 250 Inkjet Polyjet 3D printer • Diener Pico low pressure plasma chamber • Polimer workstation (spin coater, vacuum chanber, laminar box, etc.)

Recent projects:

DAAD German-Hungarian bilateral project • FIKP

International relations:

Brno University of Technology • University of Bologna • Teesside University

Industrial partners:

77 Elektronika Kft. • Femtonics Kft. • Shopguard Kft. • Oncotherm Kft