Mastering Digital Twins - learn how to transform your business!

New Module Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant

Starting July 2020. Join us and register now!

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Mastering Digital Twins

Are you looking for new ways to drive business value and not lag behind?

Boost your management or engineering career with an in-depth understanding of this essential Industry 4.0 tool and stand out with knowledgeable answers to questions about how to realise the potential of a digital twin approach.

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“Mastering Digital Twins” is designed as a modular blended learning programme suitable for different professionals according to their training needs. It will give you an in-depth knowledge about all the lifecycle phases of digital twins (ideation, design, development, operation and end of life), and a clear understanding of their business potential in different industry scenarios. The course is split into three modules:

  • Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant
  • Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect
  • Certified Digital Twins Technical Developer

You can choose the most relevant skills set according to personal profile and interest.

Please consider that only the Digital Twins Business Consultant Module will be offered in 2020.


Learn to master digital twins - from concept to technical implementation.

Understand how digital twins can drive real business value for your company.

Seize the potential of digital twins and turn it into a business advantage for your company.

Key take-aways

Equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge - both business and technical - according to your objectives.

Learn from real-world use cases and applications of digital twin design, development and operation.

Acquire practical experience through Fraunhofer IPK’s digital twin test bed.

Register here

  • by e-mail: weiterbildung[at]
  • or by mail: Fraunhofer IPK, Anja Kunack, Pascalstr. 8 – 9, 10587 Berlin

Upcoming Dates

Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant

The course is offered in a blended learning format, which is a combination of online and face-to-face training.

  • Online phase: 10 hours, self-paced online learning from July 1 - September 16, 2020
  • Face-to-face exam preparation: 2 days on September 15 and September 16, 2020
  • Examination: scheduled for September 17, 2020 in Berlin.

Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, we reserve the right to make changes in the format or dates of the course, especially regarding the face-to-face sessions in September. Participants will be informed in due time of any necessary changes, as we monitor the current developments.

Course overview

Format The course is offered in a blended learning format, which is a combination of online and face-to-face training.
  • Online phase: 10 hours, self-paced online learning from July 1 - September 16, 2020
  • Face-to-face exam preparation: 2 days on September 15 and September 16, 2020
  • Examination: scheduled for September 17, 2020 in Berlin.
Target group Decision makers, consultants, heads of departments (e.g. production, product development and product managers in R&D) and technology experts (digital factory / product data management / product lifecycle management).
Duration • 10 hours online (self-paced learning)
• 2,5 days face-to-face
Language English
Certificate Upon successful examination, participants receive a Certificate from the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority
Course fee • Open enrollment: 3000,– €
The fee includes the online and face-to-face training as well as one certification exam.
• Inhouse seminars are available on request.


• Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant

Gain fundamental knowledge of the business potential of digital twins and strategic approaches for their implementation in your company.

Designed for: Business Developers, Decision-makers, Consultants


• Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect

Learn about digital twins’ underlying technologies and applications and gain a holistic view of the processes, methods and tools for their implementation.

Designed for: Operational Managers, Team Leaders


• Certified Digital Twins Technical Developer

Master the technological approach to create or integrate a digital twin solution tailored to your company’s needs.

Designed for: Technology Specialists

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark

Rainer Stark is professor for Industrial Information Technology at the Technical University of Berlin and Director of the Virtual Product Creation division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK. His main research areas are: Smart Product Engineering, Model-based Systems Engineering; CAE, CAD/CAM system & modelling; PDM technology, Virtual Engineering: Digital Mockup, VR, Smart Hybrid Prototyping, Digital Factory, Product creation process optimization.


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Thomas Damerau

Thomas is the mastermind behind the idea and concept of the certified training “Mastering digital twins.” He is a certified data scientist, holds a master degree for telematics and is a skilled expert for product lifecycle management and digital twins, of course. Besides coordinating “Mastering digital twins,” Thomas is in charge of different public joint research and industrial projects with a focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence. He spends his free time sailing and growing vegetables in his garden.

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Helena Ebel

Helena holds a master's degree in industrial engineering and gained practical experience as an SAP consultant over several years. She was involved in implementation, customizing and programming projects for SAP FI, SAP BI and S/4 Hana. Currently she is a Ph.D. student and is doing research in the field of Data Engineering for Product Development.


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Sonika Gogineni

Sonika has a mixed educational background in Instrumentation engineering and production engineering. She enjoys working on smart products and smart services, not just the research side of developing methodologies for them but also actually bringing them to life.

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Friedrich Halstenberg

Friedrich is a keen researcher and experienced professional focusing on digitization, servitization and sustainability. He honed his managerial skills as director of the Collaborative Research Centre on Sustainable Manufacturing. Friedrich is a certified Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Professional and currently head of the PLM Professional training programme at Fraunhofer IPK. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from TU Berlin, a master’s degree in management from Toulouse Business School, and was a visiting scholar of the University of Cambridge.

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Maiara Rosa

Maiara is an aeronautical engineer with a Masters in Production Engineering from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). Her work experience encompasses three aeronautical companies, including Airbus and Embraer. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate, researching Servitization and the development of integrated solutions composed of products and services.

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Kai Lindow

Kai has been engaged in industry-oriented research and development of PLM solutions for more than 10 years. Digital value creation and the ability of companies to digitally transform their product development and process planning play a major role in this context. Currently, the following topics are on his agenda: digital twins, (advanced) systems engineering, data consistency and smart services. He is head of department for Information and Process Control in the Fraunhofer business unit Virtual Product Creation.


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