The DMRC has been a registered test environment in the I4KMU program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 28 February 2018. In this programme, selected research institutions with their technical infrastructure and know-how support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing innovative solutions in the context of industry 4.0.
The aim is to mobilize SMEs to carry out projects to test digital products, digitized processes and networked business models. The DMRC contributes its expertise in the field of additive manufacturing. Financial support is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.