The LIT Factory is an open-concept, educational platform focused on developing and demonstrating the potential of technological advancements by conducting cutting-edge research and creating progressive cross-industry solutions to upgrade products and production systems. In order to sustainably benefit mankind, the environment, and the economy, we continue to strengthen existing fields of excellence, turn R&D findings into innovative products, shorten the time-to-market period, and collaborate closely with industrial companies and SMEs. We address the Industry 4.0 core technologies that include virtualisation & modelling, process digitalisation (Smart Data Mining, PAT, PCA), cyber-physical production systems, communication systems (HMI, M2M ), and networks (IIoT, Security, SCM) and parallel research (HR , strategies, business models, legal aspects). Professional utilization concepts are underpinned by numerous LOCs during the utilization phase.