Simon Schumacher

Visiting Researcher

Simon Schumacher is a research scientist at the Competence Center Digital Tools in Manufacturing at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany. His research focuses on Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industrial manufacturing, in particular the technological and organizational changes of labor on the manufacturing system level. Simon Schumacher is project lead of the Future Work Lab, a government-funded and widely recognized innovation lab for technical, social and organizational changes in industrial labor with more than 50 live use cases and over 13,000 visitors within the first years.

At MIT IPC, his research with the task force work of the future will focus on building a framework for the manufacturing system of the future and the collaboration between the U.S. and German initiatives.