China 2025 and Industry 4.0


  • Connected to the BRI is the Chinese project “China 2025”, which is similar to the German equivalent “Industry 4.0”, since the developments in this area will also be incorporated into this development project.
  • With the 2025 program, China enters a new economic phase and invests in well-defined key sectors.
  • In this context there are opportunities for new business and cooperation models for international machinery and plant construction companies as well as service providers and start-ups. IDCA will also seize these opportunities.
  • Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Rail transport technology
  • Shipbuilding and marine engineering
  • E-mobility
  • Power generation
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Electrical equipment
  • New materials
  • High-end medical engineering

Cooperation at the highest level


„The German economy not only regards China as the most important trading partner outside Europe, but also as a partner in the development of sophisticated technologies. In the field of digitization, many German companies have amazing things to offer. However, the competition is large and global in the area of so-called Industry 4.0, networked production. Many strong competitors for German companies now also come from China. ”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, CeBit opening  March 2015


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“The Chinese program ‘Made in China 2025’ and the German strategy ‘Industry 4.0’ complement each other. We hope to create a win-win situation and a common path to prosperity. ”


Prime Minister Li Keqiang March 2015

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