Knowing that networking and cooperation with universities is an important success factor for companies’ innovation activities, the R&D Conference on Industry 4.0 was launched. We are pleased to invite you for the 9th time to receive an overview in a compact format of the diverse activities of universities and technical colleges relating to Industry 4.0 topics. 22 university projects will be presented to you every 5 minutes from the areas of artificial intelligence, smart factory, digital twin and many more. You will receive an efficient overview of the topics of the near future and find out what is being researched and developed at universities and technical colleges in the area of Industry 4.0. The subsequent poster exhibition gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the speakers and find out more about the projects presented.