The mission of the Elbfabrik is to explore and promote the role of human actors in an increasingly digitized and automated production and work environment. The Elbfabrik follows the »Digital Engineering and Operation« approach and relies on the consistent and consistent use of digital data throughout the entire life cycle of a production or work system. This approach radically changes the human-machine interaction, as digital data can be saved and used from every step of the lifecycle, from development through testing, documentation, factory planning, training, operations to demolition. The Elbfabrik offers solutions to embed human actors through the use of assistance systems in the digitized and automated world of work. These assistance systems benefit from the virtual knowledge base offered by the Digital Engineering and Operation approach. Within its mission, the Elbfabrik offers its services to businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to large companies and international corporations. The solutions developed at the Elbfabrik also offer customized approaches that are of interest to companies at various levels of innovation, from awareness-raising and maturity assessment for companies starting to digitize, to taking the first steps in this field, from custom and stand-alone solutions and business services to system solutions for advanced enterprises.