Tecnological maturity index



The goal of the IMT is to structure investments and foster the use of technologies relevant to Industry 4.0 in the short and long term.

This happens through its systemic mechanism that maps the current scenario and presents the technological maturity of the process according to 6 pillars of Industry 4.0, showing in a clear and objective way these results through indicators. These results generate a database for the work group that uses it to create projects that meet Bayer’s expectations regarding technological and digital evolution.

IMT Pillars

Applying a projection of the IMT over the area to be analyzed, it is possible to identify if the applied technologies offer the expected benefits of this step and what the current scenario. Thus, each step can be measured according to the result of this projection.


1. Informatization

Computerization is the first step on the road to development. At this stage the use of isolated computerized systems is considered to perform the tasks of the area. Computerization offers some benefits, such as lower manufacturing costs with higher standards and a higher degree of accuracy.

2. Connectivity

At this stage the capacity of access to the data generated by the computerized systems is considered, that is, it is already considered that these systems are connected to each other through industrial networks.
Some benefits of the connectivity between computerized systems is the possibility of collecting data for a MES system or the possibility of diagnosis via remote access for example.

Industry 4.0

3. Visibility

Visibility is the ability to aggregate and visualize the data generated by computerized systems, in this step the concept of “digital shadow” is already used.
The “digital shadow” is the mirroring of the physical environment in a digital environment through the collection and storage of data. Access to this information together with the possibility of cross-referencing establishes the concept of visibility.

4. Transparency

The transparency step corresponds to the capacity of autonomous analysis of the collected data, resulting in the transformation of the data of the “digital shadow” into relevant information.

5. Predictive Capability

At this stage, it is considered the ability to carry out future simulations in different scenarios, in order to identify the most likely scenario, ie to design the “digital shadow” in several future scenarios and from these simulations to identify which scenario is most likely , resulting in the ability to anticipate the future and thus be able to implement more appropriate measures.

6. Adaptability

The adaptability stage considers the ability to use “digital shadow” data to make decisions that have the best results in the shortest time possible, and implement the corresponding measures automatically.


In terms of cultural technological probing, Nordika suggests the execution of a research with the objective of collecting data in the productive areas and areas of support with to gather all the information that indicates the different points of view regarding the implementation of new technologies, as well as how to identify areas of familiarization with advanced manufacturing technologies.

Conducting this research allows employees to interact with Nordika consultants and present their views on this topic. This survey provides important data on the technology culture within the site to the management team. Usually used in capacity building planning and dissemination of innovation culture.

Template application – Benefits

  • The application of the template allows to carry out the technological mapping of areas from the point of view of industry 4.0
  • Mapping Opportunities
  • Structuring of a methodology for suitability to industry 4.0
    Database for the roadmap


The Technology Roadmap is a methodology that enables the strategic planning of technology and innovation, short, medium and long term, relating the business objectives to the evolution of products / services / processes, and of these with the development and adoption of technologies, as well as well as the resources and internal and supplier skills that will be needed.